Lubovitch Named One of America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures




Lar Lubovitch. Photo: NYC Dance Project.

Lar Lubovitch. Photo: NYC Dance Project.

Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) today announced its selection of Lar Lubovitch as one of the 126 honorees on its all-time list of America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures. Webpages devoted to all honorees will be hosted by DHC website, featuring essays, resource lists and curated visual materials. These webpages will constitute an online exhibition by DHC. Although Lubovitch’s webpage has not yet been added, more than 100 of the 126 webpages have already been completed and may be viewed by clicking here. The development of this online exhibition is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures are selected through a process of nominations, voting by the public, and vetting by experts in the field. The list of treasures encompasses individuals, organizations, and dance styles, and spans centuries (from the beginning of the country up until today). It is intended to heighten public interest in the magnificence and richness of America’s dance heritage and the imperative to document and preserve it for future generations.


Lubovitch workshop at Skidmore 2011.

Lubovitch workshop at Skidmore 2011.

From May 31 to June 20, 2015, the Lubovitch company will offer will offer an intensive workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Led by Lar Lubovitch, the program will offer training in Technique (Modern & Ballet), Lubovitch Repertory, and Body Conditioning. Veteran Lubovitch dancers (Jonathan Alsberry, Jason McDole, Kate Skarpetowska and Ginger Thatcher) will teach daily classes. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy Skidmore’s facilities and Saratoga Springs, while training and performing under the guidance of these master teachers. On June 17th (during the residency), the company will perform at SPAC (the Saratoga Performing Arts Center), and students will have an opportunity to see the company perform three of the company’s newest works. College credit is available.

Click here to read Lar Lubovitch’s Letter to a Young Dancer.

This residency is sponsored, in part, by the Harkness Foundation for Dance and the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.

There are still a few spaces left in the workshop. For more info and to enroll: click here.


Julie Kent & Marcelo Gomes in Lar Lubovitch's Othello.Photo: Gene Schiavone. Courtesy of ABT.

Julie Kent & Marcelo Gomes in Lar Lubovitch’s Othello. Photo: Gene Schiavone. Courtesy of ABT.

This spring, American Ballet Theatre will perform Lar Lubovitch’s Othello at the Metropolitan Opera House. Hailed as “a milestone in the history of dance in this country” by the San Francisco Examiner when the ballet debuted in 1997, Othello has not been seen in New York in more than 8 years. Othello is being presented by ABT in 2015 as one of the highlights of their 75th anniversary season. To mark the festive occasion, the Lubovitch company will be hosting a theater party with artists and friends, immediately following the performance. You are invited to come and meet Lar Lubovitch and the artists.

Critics have described the dance as “stunning,” “electrifying” and “spectacular.” To see a brief clip ofLar Lubovitch’s Othello: click here.

Only 19 tickets remaining for performance & reception!
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