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Lar Lubovitch


Lar Lubovitch has choreographed over 50 dances for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, the company he founded 26 years ago. Over the years, the company has performed on nearly every continent and in virtually every state of the union. In New York City the Lar Lubovitch Company has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the New York State Theater, in addition to regular seasons at the City Center Theater. The company staged its 25th anniversary season in 1994.
Works by Mr. Lubovitch have also been included in the repertoires of other companies throughout the world. Mr. Lubovitch’s work is renowned for its musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. His radiant, highly technical choreography and deeply humanistic voice have been acclaimed throughout the world.
Mr. Lubovitch has also made a notable contribution to the advancement ofchoreography in the field of ice-dancing. He has created dances for Olympic gold medalists John Curry, Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill and has choreographed a full-length ice dancing version of The Sleeping Beauty, broadcast throughout Great Britain and America in 1988.
Mr. Lubovitch made his Broadway debut in 1987 with the musical staging of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. Most recently on Broadway he choreographed the infamous “Dance of the Seven Veils” for the Circle in the Square production of Salome, as well as The Red Shoes, from which “The Ballet of the Red Shoes” was taken. For his work on The Red Shoes, he received the 1993-94 Astaire Award from the Theatre Development Fund. The telecast of his dance Fandango, as part of the PBS series “Great Performances”, was honored with an international Emmy Award.