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Larry Attaway

Associate Professor - Dance Dance - JCA
Larry Attaway


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Larry A. Attaway is Chair of the Department of Dance at Butler University and Executive Director of the Butler Ballet.  Mr.Attaway is a composer, choreographer and administrator and has been actively working in the dance field since 1971. The majority of his professional work was created in collaboration with the renowned West Coast dance innovator, Bella Lewitzky.  As Musical Director and Composer-in Residence for Ms. Lewitzky and the Lewitzky Dance Company he received commissions from the ARCO Foundation, the Krannart Center in Urbana, IL, the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts, the Los Angeles Festival and the Chateauvallon Festival in Toulon, France.   His choreographic oeuvre includes multiple works for the Jordan Dance Ensemble and the 1980 reconstruction of the Russian Avant-garde Opera, Victory Over the Sun.  His most recent choreographic work, a new production of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire was premiered in 2013 as part of the inaugural season of the Schrott Center for the Arts and was featured in the Butler ArtsFest first season.  In 2014 he presented his newest musical compositions, Idylwild and Spectre de les Ballet Russes, as part of the Butler Ballet mid-Winter Dance Festival. As executive Director for the Butler Ballet Mr. Attaway has produced full-length productions of Cinderella,Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Coppélia, and the company’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker.  In addition to his work as department chair, Mr. Attaway is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Dance and serves as an accreditation site visitor and consultant for NASD.  Mr. Attaway is an Associate Professor of Dance at Butler and has been at the University since 1997.  Prior to his appointments at Butler, Mr.Attaway was the associate dean and member of the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts from 1972 until 1997.