Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
Coltrane’s Favorite Things
choreographed by Lar Lubovitch
Coltrane’s Favorite Things admirably captures the quality that the choreographer has referred to as “sheets of sound”—evident in the live recording (made at the Coltrane Quartet’s 1963 Copenhagen performance) that accompanies the dance ...In this piece, Lubovitch's "choreography has found the heartbeat in Coltrane’s music." -- The Village Voice

Lar Lubovitch
Lar Lubovitch is one of America’s most versatile, popular and widely seen choreographers. He founded the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company 42 years ago. Based in New York City, the company has performed throughout the world. His dances on film include Othello (broadcast throughout the U.S. on PBS’s “Great Performances” and nominated for an Emmy Award), Fandango (winner of an International Emmy Award) and My Funny Valentine for the Robert Altman film The Company, (for which Lubovitch was nominated for an American Choreography Award). Mr. Lubovitch has also made a notable contribution to choreography in the field of ice-dancing, having created dances for Olympic skaters John Curry, Dorothy Hamill, Peggy Fleming, Brian Orser, JoJo Starbuck and Paul Wylie, as well as two one-hour ice-dances for television: The Sleeping Beauty (PBS) and The Planets (A&E) (nominated for an International Emmy Award, a Cable Ace Award and a Grammy Award). His work on Broadway includes Into the Woods (Tony Award nomination), The Red Shoes (Astaire Award) and the Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I.

In 2007 he co-founded the Chicago Dancing Festival with Jay Franke. In 2007, Lubovitch was named “Chicagoan of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune, and in 2008, Lubovitch and Jay Franke were named by Chicago Magazine as “Chicagoans of the Year” for their efforts with the festival.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was founded by Lar Lubovitch in 1968 and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary with a national tour as well as a Fall season at the New York City Center. Over the years, the company has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost modern dance companies, having performed in virtually every state of the US and in more than 30 foreign countries. Lar Lubovitch has been cited by The New York Times as “one of the ten best choreographers in the world.” 

Based in New York, the company is internationally renowned, having toured extensively throughout America (virtually all 50 states) and the rest of the world (more than 30 countries). The company has been seen in live performances by more than a million people. On television it has been seen by millions more. In recognition of its work, the company has received many awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and numerous foundations, including the Lila Wallace--Reader's Digest Fund.


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