[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion at Swarthmore College

Jeanette Honig jhonig1 at swarthmore.edu
Thu Jan 31 14:21:33 EST 2019

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion at Swarthmore

The William J. Cooper Foundation with the Department of Music and Dance at
Swarthmore College present Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with Third Coast
Percussion. The performance will be on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8 PM in
the Pearson-Hall Theatre in the Lang Performing Arts Center on the
Swarthmore College campus.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Grammy-award winning Chicago music
sensation Third Coast Percussion, with music composition by pop music icon
Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), come together for an exciting collaboration
featuring two cutting-edge choreographers Emma Portner and Teddy Forance.
Portner’s For All Its Fury and Forance’s Everything Must Go feature Third
Coast Percussion performing live alongside Hubbard Streets dancers, and
center around themes of sustainability drawing inspiration from Paul
Stamet’s book “Mycelium Running” and Sylvia Plath’s poem “Mushrooms.”

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will also present a master class on Thursday,
February 7th  at 2:40 PM in the Boyer Dance Studio in the Lang Performing
Arts Center, and a repertory workshop will be held on February 7th at 4:30
PM also in the Boyer Dance Studio.

Third Coast Percussion will present a lecture, “Science of Sound,” in the
Lang Concert Hall on Wednesday, February 6th at 4:00 PM.  They will also
present a community performance of Terry Riley’s In C with members of the
Swarthmore Community.  The public community performance will take place on
Saturday, February 9th at 3:00 PM in the Lang Concert Hall.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO’s core purpose is to bring artists, art and
audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, transform and change lives
through the experience of dance. Celebrating Season 41 in 2018–19, under
the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, Hubbard Street continues to
innovate, supporting ascendant creative talent while presenting repertory
by internationally recognized living artists. Hubbard Street has grown
through the establishment of multiple platforms alongside the Lou Conte
Dance Studio — now in its fifth decade of providing a wide range of public
classes and pre-professional training — while extensive Youth, Education,
Community, Adaptive Dance and Family Programs keep the organization deeply
connected to its hometown.

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION is a Grammy Award-winning, artist-run quartet of
classically-trained percussionists hailing from Chicago. For more than ten
years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with
virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth
and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. The
ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times)
performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and
“an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). The
four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and since 2013,
have served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Third Coast Performers: Sean Connors,
Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore.

The event is free and open to the public.  Please visit
http://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program or http://www.swarthmore.edu/music
for more information.

The William J. Cooper Foundation provides a varied program of lectures,
performances and exhibitions which enriches the academic work of Swarthmore
College. The Foundation was established by William J. Cooper who specified
that the income from his gift should be used "in bringing to the college
eminent citizens of this and other countries who are leaders in
statesmanship, education, the arts, sciences, learned professions and
business." Planning for next season is currently underway.

Jenny Honig
Manager of Concert Programming, Production, and Publicity
Department of Music and Dance
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA  19081
610.957.6159 (Phone)
610.328.8551 (Fax)
jhonig1 at swarthmore.edu
Campus Address: Lang Music Building #405

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