Friday, December 5, 2008

Winter Program (Hubbard Street Dance) - 12/5/08

Hubbard Street Dance continues to wow and seduce with their excellent, joyous Winter Program:

"Strokes Through the Tail" (revival) - Danced to Mozart's Symphony #40, this is a whimsical ensemble play on gender.

"One on One" (new) - Probably the weakest work of the program, this dance to the music of Vivaldi is a broodingly mysterious collection of snapshots in the lives of a diverse set of people.

"The Set" (new) - Wonderfully comic depiction of a love triangle, with yet another gender twist.

"Walking Mad" (new) - A manic, loose work set to Ravel's "Bolero", this piece reminds one of greatly played farce. And with all successful farces, it's all about the execution and less about the motivation. The folks at Hubbard understand this.

Rating: **** (out of *****)

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