Arts at UNCW

Hubbard Street 2

UNCW Presents is proud to host Hubbard Street 2 in Kenan Auditorium on October twenty-first, twenty-sixteen at seven thirty pm. Tickets will be sold for fifteen dollars, twenty-five dollars, and forty dollars depending on the seats. We also offer several discounts for tickets which you can learn more about by contacting our Box Office.

Hubbard Street 2, founded by Julie Nakagawa and Lou Conte in 1997 and now led by Terence Marling, prepares early-career dancers in contemporary dance, and identifies next-generation choreographers. While members, talented young artists receive professional experience in a dynamic environment that fosters artistic growth while allowing them to hone multiple techniques. To date, 12 members of HS2 have advanced to Hubbard Street’s main company, with numerous others joining top dance companies worldwide.

HS2’s dancers reach thousands annually with diverse programming that provides valuable outreach in schools, site-specific work in museums and cultural institutions, and evening-length repertoire performances. HS2 has been honored to perform at many prestigious venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Joyce SoHo and North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition to performing at festivals around the world, HS2 has appeared in Germany, Luxembourg, South Africa and Switzerland.

As part of its mission to identify and nurture young choreographers, HS2 initiated a National Choreographic Competition in 1999, now called the International Commissioning Project. Each year, the competition provides residencies allowing winners to create original works for HS2 dancers, and opportunities to conduct master classes. Nearly 30 premieres have been created for HS2 through the program, which has earned an esteemed reputation and international participation. Former winners include Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Camille Brown, Norbert De La Cruz III, Gregory Dolbashian, Jonathan Fredrickson, Alex Ketley, Gabrielle Lamb, Edwaard Liang, Terence Marling, Andrea Miller, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Samar Haddad King, Dominic Walsh and Edgar Zendejas.

You can learn more about Hubbard Street 2 by visiting their website <<here>>.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and UNCW Presents.