Lar Lubovitch

(b. 1943)

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(b Chicago, 9 Apr. 1943)

US dancer and choreographer. He studied painting then turned to dance which he studied at the Juilliard School and with Sokolow, Danielian, and Graham. He made his debut in 1962 with P. Lang and also danced with the companies of Tetley and Butler as well as Manhattan Festival Ballet and Harkness Ballet (1967–9). He also worked as costume and lighting designer for Ailey and Falco and in 1968 began to choreograph, forming his own company in that year and subsequently also working as a guest choreographer for Bat-Dor Company, Gulbenkian Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Ballet Rambert, and American Ballet Theatre. A prolific choreographer with an exuberant style of movement and a sure popular touch, his works include Whirligogs (mus. Berio, 1970), Considering the Lilies (mus. Bach, 1972), North Star (mus. Glass, 1978), Cavalcade (mus. S. Reich, 1981), and Othello (mus. Goldenthal, 1997). He has created works for many other companies including New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project, and Pacific Northwest Ballet and diversified his talents into other areas. In 1993 he choreographed a ballet for the Broadway production of Red Shoes which was subsequently taken into the repertory of ABT. He also choreographed the London production of Oklahoma! (1994), the Broadway revival of The King and I (1996), and the stage version of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Berlin, 1999). Since the mid-1980s he has also created ice dances for skaters such as John Curry and Paul Wylie. His recent work for his company includes My Funny Valentine (mus. Martin Laird, 2001) which featured in Altman's film The Company, Elemental Brubeck (mus. Brubeck, 2005), and Dvořák Serenade (mus. Dvořák, 2007)

http://www.lubovitch.org Website for the Lar Lubovitch company

Subjects: Dance.

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