Founded in 1977 by pioneering dance teacher/choreographer Lou Conte, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) is one of America's most innovative contemporary dance companies. HSDC is a repertory company, showcasing a diverse array of techniques and forms, representing numerous choreographers and styles. Because HSDC is not tied to a single choreographer, the company boasts a unique legacy of attracting national and international choreographers to set exciting, contemporary new works on both the main company and the junior company, Hubbard Street 2. HSDC is recognized as a leader in the creation and development of new choreography, unique collaborations, and innovative production concepts, all featuring the unparalleled versatility and virtuosity of its 16 dancers. HSDC is also a pioneer in the area of artistic collaborations, including partnerships with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Rush University Medical Center as part of HSDC's Dance for Parkinson's program. HSDC's engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center will include repertory pieces by Ohad Naharin (whose Batsheva Ensemble recently played to sold-out audiences at the Adrienne Arsht Center) and Jirí Kylián, as well as a new work by choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo with music by Mason Bates.