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.
Something magical happens when Jovani Furlan smiles at another dancer onstage. Whether it's a warm acknowledgment between sections of Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering or an infectious grin delivered in the midst of a puzzle box of a sequence in Justin Peck's Everywhere We Go, whoever is on the receiving end brightens.
"I could stare at him forever," says New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild. "He's just that kind of open spirit. He's not judging anything. It's like he's looking at you with his arms wide open and a big smile—even if he's not smiling, that's the energy he's giving you."
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