Benefit performance May 16—Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Coronado Theatre

Benefit performance May 16—Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Coronado Theatre


The Friends of the Coronado will present Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the landmark Coronado Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 16, in a special benefit performance.

Called a “national treasure” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is celebrating its 25th anniversary season this year with a three-week engagement at the historic Oriental Theatre in Chicago prior to its Coronado Theatre engagement.

The New York Times called the world-famous dance troupe “Adventurous yet accessible, a mix of classic and cutting edge.” They combine theatrical jazz, modern, and classical ballet techniques to create an unparalleled artistic style. Founded in Chicago by legendary dancer/choreographer Lou Conte in 1977, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 20 dancers represent diverse cultural backgrounds. The company has presented 43 world premieres in 15 countries.

Tickets are $15, $35 and $60 and can be purchased online at, by calling Centre Events at 968-5222, at the Coronado and MetroCentre box offices or at all Centre Events ticket outlets.

The company last performed at the Coronado Theatre on Sept. 25, 2002, as the season opener for the Rockford Coronado Concert Association. The following day the Friends of the Coronado presented Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in the first Annual Reach for the Stars Concert for all fourth graders in Rockford School District 205.

Proceeds from the May 16 benefit performance will help the Friends of the Coronado continue its mission to “advocate for and preserve the Coronado Theatre for all to use and share.”

The Friends of the Coronado raised $18.5 million to restore and expand the historic theater that re-opened in January 2001 after an 18-month renovation. The Coronado Theatre is owned by the City of Rockford, operated by Centre Events, and preserved by the Friends of the Coronado.

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