The Black Rose, LLDC 2014
Born in Chicago, Lar Lubovitch was educated at the University of Iowa and the Juilliard School. His teachers at Juilliard included Antony Tudor, Jose Limón, Anna Sokolow, and Martha Graham. He danced in numerous modern, ballet, jazz, and ethnic companies before forming the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1968. Lubovitch received an Elan Award for Outstanding Choreography and was nominated for a Tony Award for his contribution to the Broadway musical Into the Woods. Other Broadway credits include The Red Shoes, The King and I, and Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He has choreographed for Olympic gold medal ice skaters and created two full-length, ice dances for television, The Sleeping Beauty and The Planets (International Emmy Award, CableACE Award, Grammy Award nominations). Othello, his three-act ballet collaboration with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, San Francisco Ballet, and American Ballet Theater, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House to great acclaim in 1997 and was later nominated for an Emmy Award and broadcast on PBS's "Great Performances."
Lubovitch works are included in the repertories of companies throughout the world, including the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, and Netherlands Dance Theater, among others. In 2010, he premiered Coltrane's Favorite Things, set to the music of John Coltrane's 1963 "Live in Copenhagen" interpretation of Richard Rodgers' "My Favorite Things", and The Legend of Ten, set to Brahms' Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor. Recent works include Ancient Tales, a piece devoted to Artemis in Athens, a reimagining of a work created for Ballet Theater in 2003, and The Black Rose. Both pieces premiered at the Joyce Theater in October of 2014.
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