Dance Visions 2020 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Image: Dance Visions 2019, Dvorák Serenade (2007), Choreographed by Lar Lubovitch. Photo by Rose Eichenbaum.

Dance Visions 2020 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Irvine, Calif., February 5, 2020 – The Department of Dance at the University of California, Irvine, presents Dance Visions, a concert showcasing choreographic works by UCI Dance Faculty, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, February 20-22, 2020. The artistic directors for this year’s production are Dance Department Chair Molly Lynch and Tong Wang. Esteemed choreographers presenting original works include Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch, Charlotte Griffin, Loretta Livingston, and Chad Michael Hall. The concert will also include excerpts of the romantic ballet La Sylphide, restaged by Tong Wang and choreographed by August Bournonville in 1836.

Dance Visions includes both graduate and undergraduate dancers and presents different styles of dance, including modern, contemporary, and classical ballet. This concert is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with their professors, many of whom are active choreographers in a professional dance setting. Distinguished Professor and Choreographer Lar Lubovitch will be presenting his work North Star, a work he originally choreographed in 1978, to a score of the same name, composed by Philip Glass. When reviewing some of Lubovitch’s work – including North Star – back in 1981, Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times suggested that his work evoked images of “figures blown by wind,” describing the fluidity and grace of his dancers and choreography.

“The Dance Visions concert is a wonderful opportunity for both graduate and undergraduate students to learn from and engage with dance faculty,” said Molly Lynch, dance department chair and co-artistic director of the production, “such an opportunity will help them develop their skills as performing artists on a level that will prepare them for the professional dance world.”

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