Fifty years of doing anything — especially if it’s choreographing — deserves a celebration, which is what Lar Lubovitch’s one-week residency at The Joyce Theater feels like. The program presents six pieces over three programs (I missed George Mason University School of Dance’s A Brahms Symphony from 1985), including one premiere — the vaguely liturgical Something About Night.
Like any good party, this one shares the fun with friends. Martha Graham Dance Company spiritedly stamps and claps through the folk-accented The Legend of Ten (2010), and principals from the Joffrey Ballet offer nuance to selections from the melodramatic Othello, a work co-produced for American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet in 1997.
In addition to the real and symbolic back slapping that Lubovitch’s 50th anniversary merits, the performances invite . . .
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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in Something About Night. Photo by Nan Melville.