Hubbard Street 2 to Perform in CFA as Part of KeyBank Dance Series

Inspired and energetic dancers perform works by some of the nation's most promising choreographers

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 1, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Hubbard Street 2 on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Hubbard Street 2 (HS2), under the leadership of artistic director Julie Nakagawa Böttcher, is a company of six dancers who perform a repertoire of works by some of the nation's most promising young choreographers. HS2 reaches more than 32,000 people annually through performances in schools, community centers and theaters. Since its inception in 1997, the company has become a respected training ground for young, professional dancers and choreographers; a major component of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's education and community programs; a resource for new dancers for the main company, and a performing company in its own right.

In the spring of 2000, Hubbard Street 2 accepted an invitation from the state of Illinois to perform in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of a state trade delegation. Building on a relationship with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where HS2 has performed on the Millennium Stage numerous times, the company danced at the Kennedy Center's Open House Arts Festival in September 2004. The 2004-05 season will take HS2 on tour to Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as overseas to Germany for its first international tour.

As a part of the Hubbard Street 2 mission to identify and nurture young choreographers, HS2 initiated a national choreographic competition in the summer of 1999. Each summer, the competition provides three winners each with a one-week residency to create an original work on the company.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $14 for students. Exclusive discount coupons are available at all KeyBank locations. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada, call 1-416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For more information call 645-ARTS. The Center for the Arts is a Ticketfast location.