Lar Lubovitch: two programs at Baryshnikov Arts Center.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/ballet/lar-lubovitch-stars-abound/1965/
Mens’ Stories, Lubovitch’s signature work in recent years, is a readymade vehicle for individual stars to elaborate on the anecdotes and mythologies spun by its original cast. As opposed to City Center’s distant stage, up close Clifton Brown looks alarmingly dramatic; his huge soft eyes and endless arms become tools with which to move us. Elisa Clark tempers her projection just right, and the clarity and musicality she honed at Morris serve her handsomely in Lubovitch’s work. The happiest surprise was Carlos Lopez, somewhat buried in ABT’s ranks and repertory; at BAC we were near enough to read his plentiful charisma and verve.