Summer Intensives, Performances, and More!

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SUMMER INTENSIVE AT SKIDMORE (May 31–June 20)

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.

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.


LUBOVITCH’S OTHELLO AT THE MET + RECEPTION WITH ARTISTS (May 19)

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.

For more info and to buy tickets: click here.


PERFORMANCES THIS SUMMER

Mucuy Bolles & Reid Bartelme.The Black Rose. Photo: Yi-Chun Wu.

Mucuy Bolles & Reid Bartelme. The Black Rose. Photo: Yi-Chun Wu.

June 17–Saratoga Springs (NY)
June 20–Tivoli (NY)
Aug 25–Chicago (IL)

“Lar Lubovitch’s choreography is a
thrilling sight,
ravishing the eye,
telling stories both complicated and mysterious.”
The New Yorker

This summer the Lubovitch company will be performing in upstate New York at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on June 17th and at Kaatsbaan in Tivoli on June 20th. The company will perform in Chicago, IL, at the Harris Theater on Aug 25th. All 3 peformances will feature the company’s very newest dance,The Black Rose. The dance was inspired by the powerful, dark and elemental stories of mankind from ancient times that were lightened up bit-by-bit over the centuries, becoming “fairy tales” in the 1800’s, and then brightened even further in our time through “Disney-fication.” When the dance premiered in October, writers called Lubovitch’s The Black Rose a powerful “cinematic ballet that is both alluring and disturbing.” Writers found that it hit close to mankind’s primal hopes and fears, calling it appropriately “macabre,” “hallucinogenic,” “lustrous and evocative.” The female lead (Mucuy Bolles) was called “brilliant” and “gorgeous.” The male leads (Reid Bartelme and Barton Cowperthwaite) “were both outstanding” and “perfect.”

For a complete collection of full-length articles about The Black Rose: click here.
The performances in Saratoga Springs and Tivoli will also include encore performances of
Coltrane’s Favorite Things (set to John Coltrane Quartet’s live performance of Richard Rodgers’ “My Favorite Things”) and
Transparent Things (set to Claude Debussy’s “String Quartet in G Minor”).