The upcoming program will feature two of Ohad’s best known works, reimagined for Hubbard Street’s current company: Minus 16 and Deca Dance. Ohad will also be recognized at the company’s 40th Anniversary Spotlight Ball on June 6th.
Minus 16 was first premiered in 1999 by the Nederlands Dans Theater and made its US debut performed by Hubbard Street in 2000, at which time it was described by the Chicago Tribune as “sensational.” It features an eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, techno and traditional Israeli music and offers a non-stop tour de force of wildly contrasting sequences, in both tempo and content, as well as audience participation and interviews with company dancers.
Deca Dance features excerpts from a number of Naharin’s previous pieces and is recreated every 10 years. This version, which is a company premiere of the work and will become the sixth piece by Naharin in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s repertoire, is expected to include elements from KYR (1990), Mabul (1992), Anaphase (1993), Zachacha (1998), Naharin’s Virus (2001), Three (2005), George and Zalman (2006), Max (2007), Seder (2007) and Sadeh21 (2011).