Top Ranked Dance Company Performs at Ford Center Oct. 26

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the world’s foremost modern dance companies, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is slated to perform Oct. 26 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

“Lar Lubovitch has been around for about 40 years as an active choreographer and dancer,” said Kate Meacham, assistant director of marketing for the Ford Center. “His company is a highly regarded dance company, but it’s also very traditional modern dance.”

The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $28 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 662-915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to

Based in New York, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was founded by Lar Lubovitch in 1968. Over the years, the company has performed in virtually every state of the U.S. and in more than 30 foreign countries. Lubovitch has been cited by The New York Times as “one of the ten best choreographers in the world.”

Lubovitch’s dances are renowned for their musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. His company has received many awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and numerous foundations.

Meacham believes that the show will entertain.

“It’s beautiful movement, it’s great music and I think that it’s something that’s going to be very enjoyable for people to come watch,” she said.

This performance is the first of several this season supported in part by grant funding. The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company appears with generous support through the New England Foundation for the Arts National Endowment for the American Masterworks initiative.

For a video clip of the dance company and a complete list of Ford Center events, visit

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