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  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
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About Lula Washington Dance Theatre

The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in South Los Angeles. The founding mission is to build a world class contemporary modern dance company that travels worldwide with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture. Our education mission is to create a school in the inner city where young people can learn the art of dance, launch careers in dance, and where dance is used to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they can become successful, productive and competitive citizens. Read more »

News & Updates

Dance Foundation

Lula Washington Receives Ujamaa Cooperative Economics Recognition Award in Honor of her Community Service Work
Lula Washington Receives Ujamaa Cooperative Economics Recognition Award in Honor of her Community Service Work

Lula Washington was honored with a “Ujamaa” Cooperative Economics award from the Christ Liberation Ministries Ujima Collective.  [...]

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Dance Company

LWDT Has Busy Summer Schedule Ahead
LWDT Has Busy Summer Schedule Ahead

The Showcase@Lula’s studio concerts were so well received by an enthusiatic audience that Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will presen [...]

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Dance School

Youth Recital Moves to Japan America Theatre
Youth Recital Moves to Japan America Theatre

It’s Recital time again! The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) School will present its annual Youth Dance Recital on Saturday, June 14 [...]

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Youth Dancing

Lula Washington’s Harambee Suite Wins Three Standing Ovations at its Three-Day Kwanzaa Festival
Lula Washington’s Harambee Suite Wins Three Standing Ovations at its Three-Day Kwanzaa Festival

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) school and company members completed three days of Kwanzaa concerts at its Dance Studio Theater on  [...]

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Press

Lula Washington’s “Random Thoughts” Called “Brilliant” in Review of McCallum Theater Concert in Palm Desert
Lula Washington’s “Random Thoughts” Called “Brilliant” in Review of McCallum Theater Concert in Palm Desert

Lula Washington premiered her new “Random Thoughts” at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert this November. The 45-minute work to music by [...]

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