music for dance and theatre



2018 Do You Like Me Now?
choreographer: Adam Barruch
filmmaker: Chris Shimojima
music: Ljova

2016 Atlas Kid
choreographer: Banning Bouldin
music: co-composed by Mikael Karlsson and Ljova
commissioned by New Dialect and Oz Arts Nashville

2015 Almah
choreographer: Kate Skarpetowska
music: Ljova
commissioned by Parsons Dance, with support from NYSCA and the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation

2014 Emin
choreographers: Banning Bouldin & Ana Maria Lucaciu
music: Ljova
commissioned by New Dialect
premiered August 21 2014 at Oz, Nashville TN
Arts Nashville Review

2013 HOGAR
choreographer: Eduardo Vilaro
music: Ljova
commissioned by Ballet Hispanico
premiered November 23 2013 at The Apollo Theater, Harlem New York City
New York Times review

choreographer: Damian Woetzel
music: Ljova
featuring Lil Buck, Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles and Brooklyn Rider
view live performance on YouTube:

2012 AWÁA
choreographer: Aszure Barton, in collaboration with the dancers
music: Ljova, Curtis Macdonald
commissioned by The Banff Centre, CanDance Network Creation Fund, National Arts Centre, Danse Danse, Canada Dance Festival, Le Grand Théâtre du Quebec, Le Danse sur les routes
Winner: Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize

View AWÁA trailer:


choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
music: Jacques Offenbach, with re-arrangements and original contributions from Ljova
commissioned by Morphoses, and The Dallas Opera

2009 BUSK
choreographer: Aszure Barton, in collaboration with the dancers
music: Ljova and the Kontraband
commissioned by The Banff Centre, Danceworks, the Ringling International Arts Festival and Baryshnikov Arts Center 

View BUSK trailer:

2004 WHITE
choreographer: Wendy Seyb
music: Ljova
commissioned by Raw Impressions Dance Theater



2011 Cabaret Emigré – written by Sophia Romma, directed by Charles Weldon
The Lion Theatre / Theatre Row, New York

LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) - film composer, arranger, violist | music for film, Ljova and the Kontraband, and other projects

↓ More ↓