LAR LUBOVITCH DANCE COMPANY
cordially invites you to a special celebration of
Lar Lubovitch's renowned masterpiece
performed for the first time by the
Limon Dance Company
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
8:00 pm performance,
followed by a champagne reception with dancers
and an exclusive insider's talk about the dance.
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
Patron tickets (preferred seating) - $150 each.
Friend tickets (prime seating) - $100 each.
For information and tickets, call 212.221.7909
or email Lubovitch@aol.com
| Lar Lubovitch and long-time company member Leonard Meek are currently setting Lubovitch's signature dance, "Concerto Six Twenty-Two," on the Limón Dance Company. The dance will be performed at the Joyce Theater from September 21-October 3. Choreographed in 1986, "Concerto Six Twenty-Two" received a remarkable premiere at Carnegie Hall and quickly became one of Lubovitch's most celebrated works. The performances by the Limon company will mark the first time the work has been seen in New York since it was last performed by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company exactly 10 years ago.
"Concerto Six Twenty-Two" is the first dance by Lubovitch to be set on the Limón company. The connection between the companies is especially meaningful. Years before founding his dance company in 1968, the young Lar Lubovitch (then an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa) saw a performance given by the Limón Dance Company, and it was this performance that Lubovitch cites as one of the pivotal moments that led him to abandon his studies as a painter in order to devote his life to dance.
The Lubovitch company is celebrating the occasion on September 29th with a post-performance champagne reception at the Joyce Theater. The reception, following a performance of the work, will feature an exclusive insider's talk about the dance and the company. Metro-NYC alumni of Johns Hopkins University will also be joining Lubovitch supporters for this celebration. Tickets to the combined reception & performance will cost $100 (or $150 for Patron tickets) and will be available through the Lubovitch office.
Since the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was founded in 1968, it has gained an international reputation as one of the world's best dance companies. Over the years, the company has created more than 100 new dances and performed before millions of people in virtually every state of America and in more than 30 foreign countries. The proceeds from this event will be used to support the company's creation of new dances, as well as the company's two on-going educational programs (Dance Your Dreams and Open Doors) for public high schools in all five boroughs of New York City.
Highlights of the company's upcoming 2004-05 year:
-- Lar Lubovitch's "Othello" nominated for a 2004 Primetime Emmy Award (to be presented on September 19th);
-- Ovation (Channel 83 on Time Warner cable in Manhattan) to broadcast a program featuring the Lubovitch company performing "Concerto Six Twenty-Two" and "North Star" on September 30th;
-- Lubovitch to be honored with the 2004 Elan Award (to be presented at a special gala evening on October 11th at the Haft Auditorium at the Fashion Institute of Technology);
-- Lubovitch's "My Funny Valentine" (featured in Robert Altman's film "The Company") nominated for a 2004 American Choreography Award (to be presented at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on October 17th);
-- the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company to create three new dances (two of them in collaboration with other renowned dance companies):
-- the first new dance is being created together with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - which is based in Lubovitch's childhood home;
-- the second will be created this fall as a tribute to Meredith Monk and will be performed by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company on November 23rd at St. Mark's Church; and
-- the third new dance will be created together with San Francisco Ballet; and
-- the next New York City season of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is being planned for spring 2005.
For more information on the company, please visit www.lubovitch.org or call 212.221.7909
Contributions are fully tax-deductible;
all but $60 of each ticket is tax-deductible.
Performances run from September 21 - October 3