Lar Lubovitch was born in 1943 in Chicago, and first studied painting before turning to dance. He trained at Juilliard and performed in the companies of Pearl Lang, Donald McKayle, Glen Tetley, and John Butler, before forming his own group in 1968. His works, known for their musicality and rhapsodic style, have been performed by New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and many others. The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company made its Pillow debut in 1971 and this clip represents the company's most recent appearance exactly 40 years later. An earlier engagement by the company was filmed for international distribution in a documentary entitled Lar Lubovitch at Jacob’s Pillow.
Dance Title: Duet from Meadow
Choreography: Lar Lubovitch (1999)
Music: Gavin Bryars ("Incipit Vita Nova")
Performers: Katarzyna Skarpetowska and Brian McGinnis