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FEB 4, 2016

Lubovitch to create a major new story ballet for May 25th premiere

YOU ARE INVITED: world premiere and VIP tour of majestic St. Petersburg

You can help the company continue to create new masterworks...

Lubovitch to create a major new story ballet for May 25th premiere
Cover designed by Benois for edition of Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman."
Cover designed by Benois for edition of Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman."

JUST ANNOUNCED – Lar Lubovitch will be creating a full-length narrative ballet inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s beloved poem The Bronze Horseman: A Petersburg Tale. The world premiere will take place on May 25, 2016 at the renowned Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian title of the new dance (“Lublu tebia, Petra tvorenie…”) is a well-known line from the poem that translates inadequately into English as “I love you, Peter’s great creation…”

The poem, written in 1833, is a story of love and loss in which the equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg plays a major role. It is widely considered to be Pushkin’s most successful narrative poem and has had a lasting impact on Russian literature.

The poem is especially resonant for the Mikhailovsky Theater, one of Russia’s oldest and most venerated theaters, because the theater’s curtain rose for the very first time in 1833 – in the same year and in the same city the poem was created. Through the language of contemporary choreography, Lubovitch’s tragic two-act dance reflects back on the founding of St. Petersburg just over 300 years ago.

With joint support from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and the Mikhailovsky Theater, the dance will be created, in part, this winter in New York City on the dancers of the Lubovitch company, joined by guest artists. It will then be completed this spring in St. Petersburg on the dancers of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, and the world premiere at the Mikhailovsky Theater will be performed by the dancers and musicians of the theater.

For complete details, click here.

YOU ARE INVITED: world premiere and VIP tour of majestic St. Petersburg
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

We invite you to attend the world premiere of the Lubovitch company’s new evening-length story ballet
– based on Alexander Pushkin’s beloved poem The Bronze Horseman – on May 25th in St. Petersburg, Russia. The work will be performed by the Mikhailovsky Ballet at their magnificent historic theater.

So that you can enjoy the premiere and experience the very best the city has to offer, we have arranged a spectacular VIP tour of legendary St. Petersburg from May 21-29, the beginning of the city's celebrated "white nights." Nearly two centuries after Pushkin’s poem, the city continues to amaze the world with its opulence and splendor—and now’s your chance to experience it. This world premiere will be the perfect opportunity for you to explore the city, be the first to see important new and classic works of art, and take part in this cultural exchange.

The tour's standard “Benefit Package” includes the following:
-- Reserved tickets for prime seating at the world premiere of Lar Lubovitch’s new full-length ballet at the Mikhailovsky Theater.
-- Two celebratory dinners, at the city’s best restaurants: Stroganoff and Russian Empire (together with guest of honor Lar Lubovitch).
-- Two lunches, at the renowned Terrassa and at the popular Podvorie.
-- Five days of specially arranged, private VIP tours around St. Petersburg, including the Mikhailovsky Theater, Peterhof Grand Palace, Catherine Palace, State Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, Yusupov Palace and Mariinsky Theater.
Accommodations (at two different price levels) are also available as add-ons.

The size of the tour is very limited, so please act quickly. Let us know right away if you are interested in reserving a place.

For more info, including complete pricing, click here.

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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Mission: The Lubovitch company was created to realize the artistic vision of Lar Lubovitch, one of the foremost contemporary choreographers in the United States. The company exists: (1) to create new work; (2) to perform those works (and facilitate the performance of those works by others) both in our home base of New York City and around the world; and (3) to teach people of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, in order to increase awareness and appreciation of dance.

History: Over the past 47 years, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company has gained a reputation as one of the world's leading modern dance companies and has performed in virtually every state of the US and in more than 40 foreign countries. Lar Lubovitch has been cited as one of the ten best choreographers in the world, and the company has been called a "national treasure" by Variety. The company is primarily focused on the creation of new dances, sometimes in collaboration with other top companies.

Contact: The Lubovitch company is located at 229 West 42nd Street, New York NY 10036. You can reach us at (212) 221-7909 or Or visit our website at

Support: Programs of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, McMullan Family Foundation, National Dance Project, New England Foundation for the Arts (with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), New York Community Trust, O'Donnell-Green Music & Dance Foundation, Little One Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Emma Sheafer Charitable Trust, Shubert Foundation, A. Woodner Fund and numerous additional generous individuals, corporations and foundations.

Memberships: The Lubovitch company is a member of Dance/USA, Dance/NYC, Americans for the Arts and the Arts & Business Council of New York.
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