Next month, the American Dance Festival will honor modern dance choreographer Lar Lubovitch with the 2016 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement. The $50,000 prize is awarded annually.

Lar Lubovitch with Alexander Sergeyev and Svetlana Ivanova of the Mariinsky Ballet

Lubovitch founded the New York City–based Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1968. He has choreographed more than 110 dances for his company, as well as work for Broadway, film and ice dancing. He also established the Chicago Dancing Festival, an annual gathering of American dance companies to perform in Chicago.

Photo courtesy of ADF

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