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Chamber Dance Company Archive: Lar Lubovitch

A unique collection of video documenting the UW Chamber Dance Dance Company's over 25 year history of performing modern dance classics.

Lar Lubovitch


American dancer, choreographer and company director

I came to dancing very late . . . But I had a ferocious determination to achieve certain abilities that the dancers around me already possessed.

Born Chicago, Illinois. April 9, 1943.

Anna Kisselgoff wrote about Lar Lubovitch in 1999, “Mr Lubovitch is a major dance maker who thrills and moves audiences... Essentially, he is a Romantic, enamored of the sweep and surge of passionate movement.” Of the over fifty dances that Lubovitch has choreographed, Northstar is one of his most enduring, complex, and haunting works. Intoxicating from a movement perspective alone, Northstar is also multi-layered choreography. Its metaphoric substrata delve into the movement of celestial bodies and the interdependency of the human form, its body parts and its central nervous system. Lubovitch has gained a reputation for a free-flowing, music-driven style that has made his work popular with audiences and has polarized critics.

Watch Lar Lubovitch's North Star at the Media Arcade in Vol. 30 of the Chamber Dance Company Archive (DVD UWDP 001 v.30).