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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s style of movement is modern, but not too modern. That means that although its members will engage in some gyrations that resemble the exaggerated maneuvers of performance artists, they’re just as likely to be stepping, jumping, and swaying using classic ballet, jazz, and Broadway techniques. The group was founded in 1977 by just-retired choreographer Lou Conte. The company is now headed by former Washington School of Ballet student Jim Vincent, who has maintained Hubbard Street’s well-regarded rep. This evening’s program will showcase the group’s trademark ability to convey humor and passion alongside skill and energy. Highlights will include the exuberant rhythms of Israeli choreographer’s Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, as well as the more traditional, lush romance of Dutch choreographer Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort. At 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $8-$30. (703) 218-6500. (Steve Kiviat)