Athleticism and grace are not mutually exclusive. Look at HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO, a company that combines the subtlety of classical ballet, the physicality of modern dance and everything else in between. The troupe's current three-piece repertoire, in Atlanta Sat., FEB. 9, includes Twyla Tharp's Baker's Dozen, a jazz ballet between six romantically linked couples; artistic director Jim Vincent's counter/part, inspired by Bach's "Brandenburg Concerti"; and Susan Marshall's aerial ballet Kiss, which the Oakland Tribune says captures the "feeling of swimming in love." $32-$56. 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. 404-413-9849. www.rialtocenter.org.
Take a look at one Hubbardian's fancy footwork...
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