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Upcoming and Established Talent Abound at the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference

Upcoming and Established Talent Abound at the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference

Saturday, Jan. 18: Founder’s Showcase Sometimes a dance is so perfect that it overshadows everything else on the program. Other work pales in comparison. Such was the case Saturday night at McFarlin Auditorium with not one but two works by Lula Washington, founder and artistic director of the Los Angeles-based Lula Washington Dance Theatre. The [...]


Mid-Atlantic Tour wins Delaware fans for Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Mid-Atlantic Tour wins Delaware fans for Lula Washington Dance Theatre

(Above, presenter Patti Grimes tells Lula Washington how pleased she was with the dance concert.) When Patti Grimes booked Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) at the Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, Delaware, her goal was to introduce contemporary dance to audiences that had rarely seen this type of dance in her small out-of-the-way [...]


Elizabeth Eckford of Little Rock Nine Attends Lula Washington Dance Theatre Concert at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas Jan. 31, 2013

Elizabeth Eckford of Little Rock Nine Attends Lula Washington Dance Theatre Concert at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas Jan. 31, 2013

Elizabeth Eckford, one of the original Little Rock Nine, was on hand January 31 at Stuttgart, Arkansas’ Grand Prairie Center when Lula Washington Dance Theatre performed its dance suite about the nine high school students who integrated Central High School in 1957. Afterwards, Ms. Eckford came up on stage and hugged Khilea Douglass, the dancer [...]


Lula tours in California with Irvine Foundation funds

Lula tours in California with Irvine Foundation funds

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will tour 10 cities throughout California with a three-year grant from the James Irvine Foundation. The funding subsidizes LWDT’s concert fees for selected engagements. LWDT is ready to add more dates to its schedule. The Irvine Foundation engagements include: July 21 – Allensworth Universal Family Fair, Allensworth, CA Jul [...]


LWDT gets 9-city Mid-Atlantic Tour

LWDT gets 9-city Mid-Atlantic Tour

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will tour to a host of east coast communities in Spring 2013 thanks to funding from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Each Mid-Atlantic tour engagement will include public concerts, educational performances and community outreach. The Company also has other tour dates in the Spring, including the remainder of our James Irvine [...]


Lula participates in LA Dance Festival

Lula participates in LA Dance Festival

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre performed in the 2012 LA Dance Festival at the Diavolo space in downtown Los Angeles. The company performed Lula’s “For Those Who Live and Die For Us.” It celebrates the soldiers – men and women – who risk their lives for their country. The festival was produced by Diavolo Dance [...]


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 [...]


LWDT heading to San Jose Jazz Festival

LWDT heading to San Jose Jazz Festival

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) has been invited to perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival in 2012 with music by drummer Marcus L. Miller and sax player Kamasi Washington. The dance company performs on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at 1 pm. It will be the first time the dance company has appeared in [...]


Spring Touring Follows Kwanzaa Success

Spring Touring Follows Kwanzaa Success

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) sold out the final concert of its two-day Kwanzaa Festival at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center and was forced to turn away ticket buyers. Those who got in the theater, saw a potent concert filled with energy, diversity, and a sense of family and community. The show included a new African-ballet section of Harambee Suite danced on pointe.


Kwanzaa! 2011 Tickets on Sale Now

Kwanzaa! 2011 Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale for the Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s 2011 Kwanzaa concert Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29 & 30, at 7 pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90016. Lula Washington’s high-octane Harambee Suite is the centerpiece of this performance. It involves a mass of children [...]


Movement With A Meaning

Movement With A Meaning

“Movement With A Meaning,” a new short film by Jim Crum, gives an inside view of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) as Lula reconstructed her powerful signature work, “We Wore The Mask.” The film also shows Lula’s work with children in her South Los Angeles dance studio, and includes scenes of LWDT residency activities [...]


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 Dance Theatre Launches 22-City Tour in Russia Chosen for New South Arts Dance Touring Initiative for Next Year

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Launches 22-City Tour in Russia Chosen for New South Arts Dance Touring Initiative for Next Year

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre has received two exceptional 30th Anniversary gifts – a 22-city performance tour in Russia; and selection as part of the new South Arts Dance Touring Initiative. The Russian trip kicks off Nov. 8 and lasts through Dec. 13, 2010 — five weeks.   LWDT Executive Director Erwin Washington said a major [...]


Lula Washington a hit at SUNY GENESEO

Lula Washington a hit at SUNY GENESEO

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre kicked off the 2010-11 season of the Limelight and Accents series at the State University of New York – Geneseo with a concert that opened with Lula Washington’s newly re-tooled “Healers” and closed with Rennie Harris’s upbeat “Reign”. Views sat rapt through each work and gave enthusiastic applause all evening. The program included [...]


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 [...]


Letter from audience member at Grand Performances Concert July 30, 2010

Letter from audience member at Grand Performances Concert July 30, 2010

From: Lorraine Patterson Date: July 31, 2010 4:03:58 PM PDT To: Lula Washington and Tamica Washington-Miller Subject: A Moving Peformance at the Grand Hi Lula, Tamica, I attended the performance, at Grand Performances last night and I just want to let you know that it was an excellent, very moving performance. Lula, you are an [...]