music for dance and theatre

 

DANCE

2018 Do You Like Me Now?
choreographer: Adam Barruch
filmmaker: Chris Shimojima
music: Ljova
watch the film on YouTube, courtesy of Nowness:

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
Listen to the music on Ljova’s album Footwork (tracks 1-4)

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
Listen to the music on Ljova’s album Footwork (tracks 5, 7-10)

2013 Budget Bulgar (a.k.a. Memphis Hora)
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:

 

2009 Tales of Offenbach
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

 

THEATRE

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

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