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Rare is the modern dance company that devotes equal resources to developing dancers as choreographers, and acquiring works from the best choreographers in the rest of the world. Rarer still: putting 30-something Americans and 60-something Swedes on the same program. But that’s what Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will do during its visit to the Kennedy Center this weekend. The company will present two works by Alejandro Cerrudo, a Spanish dancer known for his quirky ensemble movement and sexy partnering. A new work by Robin Mineko Williams, a 12-year veteran of the troupe, is also on the program. To top it off, the company presents “Casi-Casa,” a contemporary classic by Mats Ek, a Swedish choreographer whose work is not seen nearly enough in the U.S. The movement should be just as appealing as the music. Ek collaborated with a funky Swedish quartet, Cerrudo was inspired by Dean Martin, and Williams moonlights as a DJ. The only challenge audiences may face is refraining from joining the dance party on stage. Hubbard Street Dance performs Oct. 17 to Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $22–$60. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.