5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032

Lula Washington Dance Theater is one of the most successful modern dance companies in the country. The company performs upbeat dances to jazz and classical music, spoken poetry, contemporary African music, blues and gospel. This energetic show elaborates on African American culture by telling the story of Harriet Tubman and performing to the African American National Anthem.

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Acclaimed LA-based modern dance ensemble Lula
Washington Dance Theatre returns to the Luckman for a
performance featuring the works of Lula Washington and
Donald McKayle on February 9, 2008.
The company will perform Lula's sensual "Ode to the
Sixties," which is set to music by The Beatles, Bob
Dylan, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The
concert will also include Washington's "We Wore the
Mask" a high energy piece deemed "intriguing" by the
New York Times. Donald McKayle's "Songs of the
Disinherited" will move the audience along with Lula's
lastest piece, "The Nine," which depicts the Little
Rock segregation crisis of 1957.

The 10-member modern dance troupe, based in the inner
city of South Central Los Angeles, has risen to become
one of the largest and most admired African-American
dance companies on the West Coast. Composed of young,
athletic dancers (many of whom were groomed in
Washington’s inner city dance studio) the company is
known for exploring theatrical, entertaining, and
energetic works that are accessible to all audiences.

“...Washington’s troupe is now stronger than ever,
able to enliven the choreography with a vivid
expressiveness while performing at a level that is
often simply jaw-dropping....Hands down this was one
of the most profound performances not only of the
year, but of a lifetime...” (Dance Magazine)

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