Lar Lubovitch (Photo by Rose Eichenbaum) Bruce Wood Dance debuts a legacy piece by Lar Lubovitch for its gala RICH LOPEZ | Staff email@example.com On Saturday, April 29, Bruce Wood Dance hosts its 13th Anniversary Performance and Gala at the Moody Performance Hall.
Normally a repertoire like this would feature a Bruce Wood piece. But this time the night’s programming focuses completely on works choreographed by Lar Lubovitch.
Wood danced for Lubovitch in Lubovitch’s own company before starting Bruce Wood Dance. And now Lubovitch is here to work with Bruce Wood Dance for its gala — a true full circle moment. “Lubovitch had a profound influence on Wood’s creative style,” BWD Artistic Director Joy Bollinger said in a press release. “Together we will celebrate where our founder began and showcase how his legacy continues to go forward.” The gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and an auction as well as honoring arts patron Carol Crowe with the 2023 BRUCE Award.
Proceeds benefit the company’s programming and outreach efforts. Wood developed his own artistry while dancing in the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company out of New York City in the 1980s.