Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Performance and post-show talk on April 18th at the Joyce Theater.

Lar was originally a painter who got his inspiration from music. Painting was his way of visualizing music. Not surprisingly, as a choreographer, he paints music with his dancers.

For anyone who knows me, I personally believe movement should come before music. Dance as a field should be able to stand on its own without music. We are not a derivative of another art form.

Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed Lar’s work. His unique choreographic touch was evident in tonight’s program of “The Legend of Ten”, “Something about Night”, and “Men’s Stories”. His dancers moved across the stage like brush strokes building up elaborate and dynamic scenes.

Martha Graham at City Center

Martha Graham Dance Company. April 13th at the New York City Center.

My favorites of tonight’s program were “Mosiac” by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui that mixed various dance genres and “The Legend of Ten” by Lar Lubovitch where the dancers flowed across the stage like ocean waves… gentle yet powerful at once.