The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was created in 1968 and has maintained its renown as one of the most important modern dance companies of today. Named “one of the ten best choreographers in the world” by the New York Times, Lubovitch has created over 100 works for his N.Y. based company, which has been called a “national treasure” by Variety magazine.
Lubovitch’s artistic vision marries a strong sense of humanity with impeccable musicality and corporal expression that makes his work instantly identifiable. His roots lie in his early training with Anthony Tudor, Anna Sokolow, Martha Graham, and Jose Limon, but there is nothing derivative in Lubovitch’s work, as every original work reflects his distinct idea of how the body should move in space.
LLDC is a company of exquisitely trained dancers who express to perfection every choreographic and emotional nuance. Whether they are dancing older pieces such as the ebullient Cavalcade or the passion of Concerto Six Twenty-Two, or more current pieces like Coltrane’s Favorite Things, every movement is true to their choreographer’s sensibility.
In addition to choreographing for LLDC, Lubovitch has created work for musical theater, winning a Tony nomination for his staging of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods and the Astaire Award for his choreography in Broadway’s The Red Shoes. He created the staging and choreography for the Broadway revival of The King and I, as well as the staging for The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Berlin. He has also created choreography for ice skaters Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, and John Curry, as well as a full-length ice ballet of The Sleeping Beauty. In 2007, Lubovitch founded the Chicago Dancing Company and the Chicago Dancing Festival to help expand audiences for dance in his native Chicago.
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