FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: April 10, 2012
Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, at the Byham Theater, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. “All of the company’s dancers are true artists in their own right, and the ‘music’ they make is as wondrous as that of any Coltrane quartet” (The Washington Post).
Tickets ($19-$45) may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.trustarts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. First Commonwealth is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh Dance Council, and 90.5 Essential Public Radio is the media sponsor.
One of America’s most versatile, popular and highly-acclaimed choreographers Lar Lubovitch founded the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1968, New York City. Throughout the years, the company has been referred to as one of the world’s most leading modern dance companies. In addition to performing in every state across the United States, they have also performed in more than 30 foreign countries worldwide. The company has been referred to as a "national treasure" by Variety Magazine. Lubovitch’s work is extolled for its musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. His radiant, highly-technical choreography and deeply-humanistic voice have been celebrated throughout the world.
Lar Lubovitch grew up in Chicago, but continued his higher education at the University of Iowa as well as The Juilliard School in New York City. Before creating his own dance company, Lubovitch gained dance experience by performing with jazz, ballet, modern and ethnic dance companies. It was in 1987 that Lubovitch made his Broadway debut with the musical staging for the Stephen Sondheim/ James Lapine musical, Into the Woods. His performance in this production received a Tony Award nomination. In addition to his stage, screen, and television work, Lubovitch has made a tremendous contribution to the advancement of choreography in ice-dancing. Lubovitch has created numerous dances for several Olympic gold medalists such as: Peggy Fleming, John Curry, and Dorothy Hamill. In 2007, he created the nonprofit organization, Chicago Dancing Company, in order to assemble dance audiences in his hometown. The New York Times has recognized Lar Lubovitch as, “one of the ten best choreographers in the world” (The New York Times).
Lar Lubovitch has received many accolades throughout the years for his outstanding work. The company has received numerous awards and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and several foundations, including the Lila Wallace--Reader's Digest Fund.
Photo Credit: Todd Rosenberg
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