On Stage: Lar — A Dance Classic

April 30, 2012

Photo: Todd Rosenberg

It is hard to believe that Lar Lubovitch is 70 years old and that he’s been making dances for over 40 of those years as I watched his company at the Byham Theater, which you can read in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He joined the company in Pittsburgh and it was great to see him and former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre artistic director Patricia Wilde in an animated chat during intermission. A number of other local dance luminaries turned out for Lar, including Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ballet master Steven Annegarn, Dance Alloy founder Elsa Limbach, Dance Alloy icon and University of Pittsburgh’s Susan Gillis and former Alloy member Patty McKeown. But perhaps the most exciting thing, at least for the large contingent of enthusiastic Point Park University dance students, was the ravishing performance of Jason McDole, Aliquippa native and former Point Park University staff member. So engrossed in the music and the choreography that he bordered on ecstatic, Jason, at one point, threw himself splayed into the air several feet above the ground and landed like a pillow flat on the floor. Great stuff!

Photo: Todd Rosenberg

 


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