Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform a concert of contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center.
The program begins with "Petite Mort (Small Death)." Six men and six women will dance this sensual ballet to Mozart's piano concertos. Created by Jiri Kylian, the dance features intimate duets that evoke a wide range of emotions.
The company also will perform "Passomezzo," a passionate piece choreographed by Ohad Naharin. Set to the Baroque melodies of "Greensleeves" and "The Beggar's Opera," dancers struggle with vulnerability and conflict.
The concert concludes with a clever, full-company piece titled "Minus 16." Choreographed by Naharin, the dancers bring willing audience members to the stage. "Minus 16" is set to a range of music.
While in Lawrence, the dance company will conduct a jazz dance master class with Kansas University dance students from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Thursday in Robinson Center. Vincent will present a pre-performance lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Oldfather Warm-Up/Dance Studio at the Lied Center.
Tickets for the two-hour show are from $11 to $27. Tickets are available at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477; Ticketmaster outlets, (785) 234-4545 and (816) 931-3330; and online at TICKETS.COM.