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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Cryptoglyph

by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
April 15, 2008
Chicago, IL

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Cryptoglyph
A work for seven dancers by beloved American choreographer Lar Lubovitch, Cryptoglyph is a whimsical and fast-paced piece saturated with color that mirrors an eclectic vocal score by Meredith Monk, a pioneer in the art of "vocal landscapes."

Exquisite… magical…it's a work of enormous artistic maturity that captures the essence of childlike exuberance.
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times, April 2007

Lubovitch's beguiling new work is about childhood and childish impulses, a romp in a playground with a distinctly mature aftertaste…a blend of lyrical sweetness and weird, goofball funk… like the minimalist harmonies of the eventually soaring score, deepened by lovely chorales, there's a bridge to something older, more adult and exquisitely formal.
Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune, April 2007

Lar Lubovitch (Choreographer) is one of America's most versatile, popular and widely seen choreographers. He founded the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company 37 years ago and has created more than 100 dances for the company. Based in New York City, the company has performed throughout the world. The company's three most recent New York City seasons (since 2000) have featured the world premieres of Men's Stories, The Wedding, My Funny Valentine, Smile With My Heart and Pentimento. The company's dances have also been performed by many other major companies, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey. His dance Artemis, based on a Greek myth, was commissioned by the Cultural Olympics, and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House. His three-act ballet Othello (an unprecedented 3-way collaboration among his company, ABT and San Francisco Ballet) also premiered at the Met to great acclaim in 1997. Othello was subsequently broadcast throughout the U.S. on PBS's "Great Performances" and was nominated for an Emmy Award. His dance for film also includes Fandango (winner of an International Emmy Award) and My Funny Valentine for the Robert Altman film "The Company," (for which he was nominated for an American Choreography Award). Lubovitch has also made a notable contribution to choreography in the field of ice-dancing, having created many dances for Olympic skaters John Curry, Dorothy Hamill, Peggy Fleming, Brian Orser, Jo-Jo Starbuck and Paul Wylie, as well as two one-hour ice-dances for television: The Sleeping Beauty (PBS) and The Planets (A&E) (nominated for an International Emmy Award, a Cable Ace Award and a Grammy Award). His award-winning work on Broadway includes Into the Woods (Tony Award nomination), The Red Shoes (Astaire Award) and the Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I. In 2004 he was honored with the Elan for his outstanding choreography.

Cryptoglyph is sponsored, in part, by Alfred McDougal and Nancy Lauter McDougal and an Anonymous Donor in memory of Myron Szold. It is the inaugural work in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's American Choreography Project.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Cryptoglyph

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Cryptoglyph

Photo © & courtesy of Todd Rosenberg


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Cryptoglyph

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Cryptoglyph

Photo © & courtesy of Todd Rosenberg

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