Perhaps you need to balance your weekend plans with something that doesn’t include baseball and beer, but does involve non-Halloween-related costumes? If so, you’re in luck! Hubbard Street Dance Chicago blows in (Windy City reference #2–cha-ching!) to town (well, Berkeley) this Friday and Saturday with an incredibly strong and exciting program to intrigue the senses. Note to all of you “dance is only for girls and wimps” types: HSDC doesn’t do fluff. Really. This company is the shit (in a good way) of American contemporary dance.

With a bill including choreography by world-renowned dancemakers Nacho Duato and Jiří Kylián (two of my absolute favorites) along with the youthful, fresh company resident choreographer and dancer Alejandro Cerrudo, this contemporary dance company could send your night to atmospheric (Get it? Atmosphere, climate, wind?) heights.

What: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
When: Oct. 29-30, 8PM
Where: Zellerbach Hall at CalPerformances, UC Berkeley
Tickets: $32 and up; available online, at Cal Performances’ Ticket Office at
Zellerbach Hall, via 510.642.9988, or at the door.

the author

Becca Klarin writes about dance. Her first stage role was at the age of four, where she dressed in a brightly colored bumble bee tutu and black patent leather taps shoes. She remembers bright lights and spinning in circles with her eleven other bees, but nothing more. Becca also has an affinity for things beginning with the letter "P", including Pizzetta 211, Fort Point, pilates, parsvakonasana, and plies.

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