Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at The Joyce Theater
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
The internationally renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company celebrates its 50th anniversary this spring with two programs at The Joyce Theater featuring the world premiere of Lar Lubovitch’s Something About Night as well as signature works from the Company’s vast repertory. The Company will be joined by the Martha Graham Dance Company and principals from The Joffrey Ballet, each performing seminal Lubovitch dances in honor of this milestone year. Performances are at The Joyce Theater April 17–22, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm).
The anniversary season at The Joyce will feature the world premiere of Lubovitch’s haunting Something About Night, set to rare choral music by Franz Schubert.
The season also includes Lubovitch’s critically praised Men’s Stories: A Concerto in Ruin (2000), a poignant exploration of masculinity, biography, and character performed to an original sound collage/score by Scott Marshall. The Village Voice called Men’s Stories “one of Lubovitch’s finest…the dance suggests fragments of personal history gleaming within layers of formal dancing.” Little Rhapsodies (2007), an exuberant male trio set to Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op 13, will also be presented.
Principals from The Joffrey Ballet will perform scenes from Act III of Lubovitch’s acclaimed evening-length ballet Othello, with an original score by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal. Co-produced by the Lubovitch Company, American Ballet Theatre, and San Francisco Ballet in 1997, Othello has been in the repertory of The Joffrey Ballet since 2009. Completing the programming is Lubovitch’s 2010 work The Legend of Ten. Performed by the Martha Graham Dance Company, this lush work maps the complex, shifting terrain of a Brahms quintet for piano and strings.
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