Moving bodies

Spring semester classes have ended, and finals are in full swing at the University of Nevada, Reno, but that doesn’t mean all activity has slowed on campus. This week, Hubbard Street 2 headlines UNR’s Spring Dance Concert. The Chicago-based dance troupe features dancers between the ages of 17 and 25 and is considered a respected training ground for young professional dancers and choreographers. The group’s repertoire of 18 works features different types of dance including ballet, modern and hip hop. HS2 will perform the dance works "Paradigm," "Dirti Rok" and "The Wish for Even Ground," among others, at this week’s event. UNR dance faculty and guest artists Kristen Avansino, Jon Lehrer and Rob Schultz will also present their dance works, including pieces dedicated to the late dancer and choreographer Margaret "Maggie" Banks, who also was the founder of the now-defunct Nevada Festival Ballet. HS2 and UNR dance students will perform 8 p.m. May 11-13 at the Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building at UNR. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and $10 for kids ages 12 and younger. HS2 will also teach a master dance class that is open to the public. The free class begins 1 p.m. May 13 at Room 224B in the Lombardi Recreation Building at UNR. Call 784-4278 or 784-7015 x245.