Lar Lubovitch Dance Company features World Premiere - Nearing Capacity
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The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company’s fall 2012 season features a world premiere for six dancers set to Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, performed live by the Bryant Park Quartet. The program also includes last season’s premiere Crisis Variations (for which Lubovitch was awarded the 2012 Prix Benois de la Danse), set to a commissioned score by Yevgeniy Sharlat, and the company’s highly acclaimed The Legend of Ten (2010), set to Brahms’s Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor (first and fourth movements).
With his new work, inspired by Picassos "Family of Saltimbanques," Lubovitch comments on the lives of the itinerant street performers depicted in the painting and, coupled with Debussy’s poignant music, creates "a series of interlaced emotional conditions captured in dance," imagining how the ephemeral and uncertain lives of those performing artists may be very like the lives of dancers today. Costumes are designed by former company dancer Reid Bartelme.
With Crisis Variations, Lubovitch challenged his signature approach to interpreting musical scores, creating the space for an accidental relationship of music and dance, and what he calls “action painting” of the sensations evoked by the word “crisis.” Completing the program is The Legend of Ten. “Legend” refers not to a mythic story, but to the legend at the bottom of a map that explains the symbols used. A richly textured work for ten dancers, Legend maps the complex shifting terrain of Brahms’s music. Lighting design is by Lubovitch’s longtime collaborator Jack Mehler.
The company’s 10 dancers are: Anthony Bocconi, Clifton Brown, Elisa Clark, Nicole Corea, Attila Joey Csiki, Reed Luplau, Brian McGinnis, Laura Rutledge, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and George Smallwood.
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