The Lar Lubovich Dance Company is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. That's no small feat - 50 years is a long time, no matter how you look at it, especially for a dance company!
The company will celebrate with a series of performances this April at The Joyce Theater in NYC. What's on the bill? A new work entitled "Wanderers", in addition to some of Mr. Lubovitch's classic works such as "Men’s Stories: A Concerto in Ruin, "Othello," and "The Legend of Ten". Lubovitch's dancers will be sharing the stage with dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company and The Joffrey Ballet.
To continue the celebration, the company will also perform at New York's 92nd Street Y, the first place the company performed 50 years ago.
Lubovitch was born in Chicago and is a Juilliard-trained dancer, where he studied under the likes of Antony Tudor, José Limón, Anna Sokolow and Martha Graham. Lubovitch founded his company in 1968 in New York and has since choreographed over 110 dances, and his company has toured throughout the world. He's also known for his work as the choreographer for the classic Sondheim musical "Into The Woods."
Lubovitch is currently a distinguished professor at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine.