Once upon a time, Lar Lubovitch had a company of incomparable dancers. They understood his work, and they understood how to perform together. That was before funding and touring possibilities for dance declined. Lubovitch still works with incomparable dancers, but, it's evident from the program bios that this is in essence a pick-up group. Like Lubovitch, who sets works for other companies, as well choreographing Broadway musicals, the dancers he assembled for a spring season at the Skirball have additional allegiances, and many are performing with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company for the first time. They're spectacular: Rasta Thomas, Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Sean Stewart, Kate Scarpetowska, Scott Rink, Drew Jacoby, to name just a few. There's nothing these people can't do. Except (at least on opening night) dance... More >>>
By photo: by Nan Melville
(left to right) Jay Franke, Sean Stewart, and Rasta Thomas in Lubovitch's "Little Rhapsodies"