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LWDT Hosts Studio Concert to Showcase New Works April 26 & 27

LWDT Hosts Studio Concert to Showcase New Works April 26 & 27

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host a Studio Concert this month to showcase new works in progress and to cultivate audiences with a love for contemporary dance. LWDT will present choreography by Lula Washington, Stefan Wenta, Tamica Washington-Miller, Rennie Harris, Christopher Huggins, Bernard Brown, Chester Whitmore, and others. The performances are set for Saturday, [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014 With Performances in Santa Barbara, North Carolina, San Jose

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014 With Performances in Santa Barbara, North Carolina, San Jose

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 [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre in concert with Complexions

Lula Washington Dance Theatre in concert with Complexions

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will perform at the John Anson Ford Amphiteater in a shared concert with the Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 pm. Complexions was created by two former Alvin Ailey dancers Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. Dwight Rhoden, founder of Complexions. Desmond Richardson, co-founder of Complexions. Tickets are on sale [...]


Choreographer George Faison Teaches at LWDT

Choreographer George Faison Teaches at LWDT

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre frequently hosts master dance classes with legendary figures in dance. A good example of that is the visit in August 2012 by famed choreographer George Faison. George choreographed “The Wiz” on Broadway and the musical “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.” He created the highly popular work “Suite Otis” which [...]


Documentary Premiere: Movement With A Meaning

Documentary Premiere: Movement With A Meaning

“Movement With A Meaning”, producer Jim Crum’s documentary film about the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, will have its world premiere at the 15th annual “Dances With Films Festival” on Friday June 1, at 2:45 pm at the Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood. Festival producers described the documentary as: ”A unique, behind the scenes look at [...]


China Loves Lula!

China Loves Lula!

Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s men dance with Chinese choreographer   More than 2,400 Chinese students packed the Rome Amphitheatre at Sias International University in Central China’s Xinzheng City two nights in a row to watch the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) in concert. Students filled all the seats and then sat on the ground in front [...]


Lula Washington Dances at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference

Lula Washington Dances at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference

Lula Washington Dance Theatre opened the Night at the Village program at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach Oct. 25, with a new dance work featuring 15 women dancers and 15 women drummers. The performance was in front of thousands of women participating in Ms. Shriver’s final Women’s Conference as First Lady of California. The [...]


Lula Washington Dances at Women’s Conference

Lula Washington Dances at Women’s Conference

The first lady of California, Maria Shriver, has invited Lula Washington to perform a special dance number as part of the 2010 Women’s Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 25.  Lula choreographed a special dance number featuring 15 female dancers of varying ages and dance backgrounds.  The new dance, called “Celebration of Women,” will [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Tours Russia

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Tours Russia

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is scheduled to take a six-week performing tour to 22 cities in Russia Nov. 9 to Dec. 15, 2010. It will be LWDT’s first trip to Russia and a highlight of the dance company’s 30th Anniversary Year. Lula Washington’s “We Wore The Mask” (see the photo above) will be a [...]


LWDT 30th Celebrated at Grand Performances

LWDT 30th Celebrated at Grand Performances

About 1,500 fans enjoyed a free outdoor performance by LWDT at Grand Performances on Friday, July 30, 8 pm, in Downtown L.A. Lula and her dancers performed on the watercourt stage at California Plaza, 300-350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90071 before an audience that filled every seat available. One of L.A.’s treasures, Lula Washington [...]


Upcoming: LWDT at Hollywood Bowl, July 7

Upcoming: LWDT at Hollywood Bowl, July 7

On July 7, Lula Washington Dance Theatre returns to the Hollywood Bowl with Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard for Jazz at the Bowl. The company will present original choreography by Lula Washington, set to Blanchard’s new CD “Choices.” Femi Kuti & The Positive Force Artists: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force; Terence Blanchard & Lula [...]


LWDT’s Video Promo & Extended Excerpts

LWDT’s Video Promo & Extended Excerpts

  We recently uploaded video excerpts of our dances onto YouTube. Check out our playlist and preview 16 of our dances! Dances included in playlist: 1. Ode to the ’60s 2. Beautiful Venus & Serena 3. Reign 4. Spontaneous Combustion 5. Duet for Noel Pointer 6. For Those Who Live and Die for Us 7. [...]


NEW: Open Company Class

NEW: Open Company Class

From left to right: Lula Washington, Tamica Washington-Miller, PG Grinton For the first time in LWDT’s 30-year history, daily company classes are open to the public. Classes are designed for intermediate to advanced modern dancers pursuing professional dance career with LWDT or a modern dance company. Days: Monday-Thursday Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm Price: $12 Professional, [...]


Upcoming: Ticket Information for Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Upcoming: Ticket Information for Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Join us on Friday, April 30th as we celebrate National Dance Week, in Santa Clarita! Friday, April 30, 2010 at 8 p.m. Box Office: (661) 362-5304 www.canyonsPAC.com Theatre address: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355


LWDT Company Auditions

LWDT Company Auditions

Our touring company is currently holding ongoing auditions for men and women: Auditions happen weekly in Company Class on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre studio. Call 323-292-5852 or contact us to confirm. The audition class is a blending of ballet and modern dance. The class is intermediate/advanced and is 90 minutes. Plan to stay after [...]


Lula Washington Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Dance Concerts and New Works!

Lula Washington Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Dance Concerts and New Works!

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2010 with a year of local, national and international dance concerts, world premier new works by Lula Washington, Rennie Harris, Christopher Huggins, Jordi Cabellero, and by our Associate Director, Tamica Washington-Miller. The local celebration kicked off on February 6, with a concert at the Cerritos Center for the Arts with the world premiere [...]


Upcoming: Ticket Information for Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Upcoming: Ticket Information for Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. Box Office: (800) 300-4345 www.cerritoscenter.com ticketoffice@cerritoscenter.com Ticket prices: $24, $36, and $48 Theatre address: 12700 Center Court Drive South, Cerritos, CA 90703-8552


Lula Washington Choreographs “Avatar”

Lula Washington Choreographs “Avatar”

Lula Washington choreographed ritual movement and created body language for the indeginous people, Na’vi, in James Cameron’s “Avatar”. Members of the dance company provided motion for the Na’vi people, who live on the distant planet of Pandora. Lula is credited with designing the movements and way of communication for the eight-foot aliens with a tail. Lula [...]


Celebrate Kwanzaa with Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Lula Washington Dance Theatre

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will pay tribute to its African-American roots at its 19th annual Kwanzaa festival on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 and Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Students from the dance studio and members of its nationally acclaimed dance company will perform traditional African dance, songs, poetry, and drumming to celebrate the holiday honoring [...]