The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is scheduled to take excerpts from its Kwanzaa Celebration on the road in 2015 as part of its 35th anniversary season. The company will perform the work in Minneapolis at the Ordway Theatre in Fall, 2015.
The company will work with local children in Minneapolis who will join the LWDT dancers on stage. Special choreography will be created for children in Minneapolis. Lula Washington and assistants will make several trips to the Ordway over the year in 2015 to prep local kids to participate.
Normally, LWDT only does its Kwanzaa concert at home in Los Angeles. This year LWDT will once again celebrate the holiday with three nights of performances in its studio theater on the weekend after Christmas.
In past years Lula Washington Dance Theatre has taken its hard hitting social commentary work on tour to Minneapolis. The dance company has danced in the Twin Cities on four different occasions over the years.
In the picture above, LWDT dancer Hanniyyah Muhammad is captured in scene from Lula Washington’s Harambee Suite, part of the Kwanzaa Celebration.0
LWDT’s tours in 2015 will include stops in Indiana, Washington, DC, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Ohio, and Baltimore.