Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
Bill Herbert

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$28.00 - $38.00

Lar Lubovitch
Lar Lubovitch, Artistic Director

Featuring Crisis Variations
Yevgeniy Sharlat, composer
with Ensemble D-TACK
Ransom Wilson, conductor

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance

Transparent Things
Crisis Variations
As Sleep Befell
Crazy 8’s

Nominated for Tony, Emmy, and Grammy awards, Lar Lubovitch has been cited by The New York Times as “one of the ten best choreographers in the world,” and his New York City–based dance company has been called a “national treasure” by Variety. In one featured work, the company will be joined by a special UT faculty ensemble in a performance of Lubovitch’s 2011 Crisis Variations, which features a score by UT Associate Professor in Composition Yevgeniy Sharlat.

Founded in 1968 and not appearing in Austin since 1986, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost modern dance companies. Lubovitch’s dances are distinguished by their musicality, rhapsodic style, and sophisticated formal structures. His radiant, highly technical choreography and deeply humanistic voice have been acclaimed throughout the world.

In Crisis Variations, Lubovitch challenges his signature approach to interpreting musical scores and creating space for an accidental relationship of music and dance. Sharlat’s score is based on Franz Liszt’s “Transcendental Etudes,” which Lubovitch has described as “an action painting of the sensations.”

“Yevgeniy Sharlat’s jagged score, a riff on Liszt that’s played live by violin, flute, saxophone, double bass, and keyboard, propels the dancers, who clutch and push on another.” – New York Post

“In an era when politics, personal narrative, and post-modern irony overwhelm so much contemporary dance, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is the real thing.” – The Washington Post

A Showcase for Lar Lubovitch at the JoyceThe New York Times
Lar Lubovitch Dance Celebrates 45 YearsThe New York Times

Pre-Performance Lecture Promo: Yevgeniy Sharlat from Texas Performing Arts on Vimeo.

Yevgeniy Sharlat on Nuts and Bolts Music: “Crisis Variations” on YouTube.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Official Website
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company on YouTube
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company on Facebook
Follow Lar Lubovitch Dance Company on Twitter: @lubovitch

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