David Lober, Sr, passed away December 25, 2019 at age 96. He was a dancer in the Broadway companies of such shows as Bloomer Girl, Touch and Go, Wonderful Town, Donnybrook, Here's Love, Flower Drum Song, Fiddler on the Roof, and My Fair Lady. One of his early influences in dance was Lester Horton, whose company he joined for several years. Up to his death in San Jose he was a spiritual and dance teacher. He is survived by his wife Nancy Lober, and his children Kyra Lober, Katherine Andrusco, Alexandra Piacenza, David Lober, Jr and Aaron Lober.
In this global economic crisis, it sometimes feels like the plight of dancers has been largely ignored. So Debbie Allen is on a mission to change that. "They don't list dance and the arts as essential," she says, "but we are! We give people more joy and hope than almost anything."
To spread that joy and hope—and raise some sorely needed funds—Allen is putting on a 12-hour digital dance-a-thon on Saturday, June 13, called Dance To The Music. Along with her co-host, choreographer JaQuel Knight, Allen will be livestreaming from 12 pm to 12 am Pacific, sharing impromptu performances from top dancers, inspirational conversations with celebrities, dance classes with major choreographers, spotlights on studios around the country, and DJ sets that will get us all moving together.
JaQuel Knight will co-host along with Allen.
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