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TO NOVEMBER 6
In 1977, Lou Conte took his Broadway dance background to Chicago and assembled a tiny company of four dancers. Since then, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, named after its original address, has grown to a troupe of 22 and performs around the globe. This week, the company is tearing up the stage at Washington’s Warner Theater with two programs of five dances each. Along with choreography by Margo Sappington, James Kudelka, and Daniel Ezralow, artistic director Conte contributes excerpts from his show-style Rose From the Blues and the audience favorite The ’40s. Hubbard Street is justifiably proud of the Twyla Tharp works in its repertoire, and will dance her smooth and elegant Nine Sinatra Songs (pictured) as well as her energetic The Golden Section, set to music by David Byrne. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Warner Theater, 513 13th St. NW. $20.50-32.50. (202) 833-9800. (Brook J. Sadler)