The Lula Washington Dance Theatre begins 2014 with performances in Santa Barbara, North Carolina and San Jose.
The company presents its Reflections In Black educational concert at the Arlington Theater at Santa Barbara City College Jan. 22. The Company will perform for more than 2,000 school children via the Children’s Creative Project.
This will be followed by master classes and a performance at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina Feb 7.
LWDT comes home and mounts a Black History Month concert in the LWDT Studio on Saturday, Feb. 22 with some of its Youth Dancers recreating Lula Washington’s “Little Rock Nine”.
For the first time, LWDT will dance at the Mexican American Heritage Plaza in San Jose Feb 28 in a concert sponsored by the San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild. Members of the guild saw LWDT’s concert at the Gallo Center in Spring 2013 and decided to bring the company to San Jose for a reprisal of the same performance.
Each performance will contain works tied to African-American history, one of which is Donald McKayle’s “I’ve Known Rivers” which is depicted in the photo above.
Photo: Haniyyah Muhammad in “I’ve Known Rivers”
–Choreography: Donald McKayle
–Photo by: Jack Hatin