From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix:
Dancing ballet or not
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's ... program ... could have been a primer of the ways not to dance ballet. All four dances sampled our taken-for-granted repertoire of everyday actions, gestures, and situations as a basis for movement. Working this way, the choreographer can develop the expertise and physicality of virtuoso ballet without the alienating effects of "technique." Hubbard Street dancers are terrific turners and jumpers and precision movers, and they also look friendly.