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Led by its namesake master choreographer, the troupe delivers lush, effervescent movement — a lively start to Dance Celebration’s 30th season. Besides the concert dance stage, Lubovitch has created choreography for Olympic ice skaters and Broadway, so he knows how to play to a crowd. He’s a dance architect driven by musical choices, which tend toward sophisticated sonics. This program features North Star, first performed in 1978, and one of the first dances set to the music of Philip Glass, as well as Crisis Variations, done to the music of contemporary composer Yevgeniy Sharlat. The latter was awarded the 2012 Prix Benois de la Danse for Choreography at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, which just goes to show, after four decades, Lubovitch remains at the top of his game.
Thu.-Sat., Oct. 11-13, $20-$55, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., 215-898-3900, pennpresents.org.