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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
March 30, 2008
Chicago, IL

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From All Sides
From All Sides is a new work by Jorma Elo, an "A-list" Finnish choreographer whose latest creations for the New York City Ballet was called "an exhilarating exercise in flat-out virtuosity… [a] sheer physical spectacle by the New York Times.

Chilly but seductive, abstract but idiosyncratic, alternately jerky and smooth. It is arrestingly fast and busy, its demands are so spectacular you wonder how the six performers from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago survive it… an impressive addition to the repertory.
Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune, January 2007

Jorma Elo (Choreographer) was born in Finland and trained with the Finnish National Ballet School and the Kirov Ballet School in Leningrad. Prior to joining Nederlands Dans Theater in 1990, he danced with Finnish National Ballet from 1978 through 1984 and with Cullberg Ballet from 1984 through 1990. Throughout his career as a dancer Elo worked closely with numerous master choreographers, notably Jirí Kylián, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Paul Lightfoot. These influences led Elo to a choreographic career of his own. He has created new work for Ballet X in Pennsylvania, two premieres for Alberta Ballet (Blank Snow and L'Apres Midi d'un Faune/Spectre de la Rose) and in 2002 his Twisted Shadow premiered with the Finnish National Ballet. Boston Ballet commissioned two world premieres by Elo, including Sharp Side of Dark in 2002 and Plan to B in 2004. His most recent work includes pieces for New York City Ballet, Aspen Sante Fe Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Basel Ballet, Ballet Debrezen, American Ballet Theatre, Happy is Happy for Finnish National Ballet, in my DREAM team for Stockholm 59° North (Soloists of Royal Swedish Ballet) and two premieres for Nederlands Dans Theater (1st Flash and Plan to A). Elo received the choreographic prize at the 2005 Helsinki International Ballet Competition. Boston Ballet appointed him as resident choreographer in 2005.

From All Sides was created with funds from the Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work, which was awarded to Jorma Elo and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2006.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

Photo © & courtesy of Todd Rosenberg


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

Photo © & courtesy of Todd Rosenberg


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From All Sides

Photo © & courtesy of Todd Rosenberg

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