CLAIRE BATAILLE

"It's the human to human, the honest exchange between performer and audience." 

Claire Bataille was a leading dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago from 1977, when the company was founded, to 1992. She also served as the company's assistant artistic director, ballet mistress, and rehearsal director and the director of the Lou Conte Dance Studio.

October 25, 2018: Claire Bataille looks through her archives with fellow former Hubbard Street dancers Ginger Farley and Robyn Mineko Williams. She discusses various pieces of repertory, performances, and collaborations. She tells stories about meeting Lou Conte and Ginger Farley and shares many photos, programs, and other ephemera collected throughout her extensive career.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago original company
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago original company

The four original dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Claire Bataille
Claire Bataille

photo by Jennifer Girard

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Photo by Jennifer Girard