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Lula’s New Work in Progress Gets Early Press Praise.

Lula’s New Work in Progress Gets Early Press Praise.

Lula Washington has not yet finished her newest work, Open Your Eyes, but it is already getting good reviews. Lula showcased excerpts from the work at a recent Los Angeles Dance Festival concert at the Madrid Theatre in the West San Fernando Valley. Former Merce Cummingham dancer Jeff Slayton is now a critic for See [...]


Dance All Day – 2015 @ Taste of Soul

Dance All Day – 2015 @ Taste of Soul

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will offer a full day of free dance performances, classes, spoken word, music, and fun activities for children via the 2015 Dance All Day Festival, which coincides with the Taste of Soul street extravaganza along Crenshaw Boulevard. Viewers can sit and watch, or they can get up and dance on [...]


Summer Dance Programs for Beginner Thru Advanced Students

Summer Dance Programs for Beginner Thru Advanced Students

Enrollment is open for two distinct Summer Dance programs at Lula Washington Dance Theatre — one for newer dancers just starting out, and another for those who are ready to train seriously, take wings, and fly as performers. Both programs meet from June 22 – Aug. 2 at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre studio, 3773 Crenshaw Blvd., Los [...]


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, at 1 pm at the Japan American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), 244 S. San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90012. Each year all students at the LWDT School are encouraged to [...]


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 [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Launches Christmas Performances

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Launches Christmas Performances

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre this year mounted a year-end Christmas dance concert — a departure from its normal practice of only producing its Kwanzaa Festival each year. The concert was held in the dance studio Theater on Dec. 7. It started with one matinee concert focused on the tiny tot students. It quickly sold [...]


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 Crenshaw Boulevard before full house audiences that gave the shows standing ovations each and every night. LWDT’s performers brought each audience to its feet nightly with their rousing Harambee Suite which comprised the [...]


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 Terrence Blanchard drew a very positive review from music and dance critic Bruce Fessier from the “My Desert.com” online publication. His review on Nov. 18, 2013 said this, in part: “I was enthralled [...]


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 [...]


Christmas Show

Christmas Show

Deck the halls with dance in Cali! Lula Washington Dance Theatre presents a Christmas show that is guaranteed entertainment for the entire family!  On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 3pm and 7pm the students will help you kick off the holiday season with dance. Act quickly, as the 3pm show is already sold out! Destination [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Youth Recital

Lula Washington Dance Theatre  Youth Recital

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre School will present its annual Youth Dance Recital on Saturday, June 22, at 2 pm in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino Community College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506. Using the theme of “Believe”, the concert will focus on more positive and uplifting dance works from a range of [...]


Dance All Day at Taste of Soul

Dance All Day at Taste of Soul

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host “Dance All Day” — a full day of outdoor performances, classes and a competition judged by Hollywood dance professionals on Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of the 6th Annual Taste of Soul Festival on Crenshaw Boulevard. The event will take place outdoors in the brick-wall enclosed parking [...]


Lula Washington Wins New Awards

Lula Washington Wins New Awards

Lula Washington has been honored with the National Dance Association’s 2011 Heritage Award — the highest recognition given by the organization which represents dance educators nationwide. Lula was recognized  at the associatiion’s national convention in San Diego on March 30, 2011, for developing young dancers at her inner city school in South Los Angeles and for [...]


Lula Washington Showed Hollywood Some Dance Moves

Lula Washington Showed Hollywood Some Dance Moves

October 16, 2010 By Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Lula Washington Dance Theatre is known as the company that served as the real-life inspiration for the Na’vi tribe in James Cameron’s blockbuster movie “Avatar.” But when the company appears at Shady Side Academy tonight, Ms. Washington wants people to expect more, to be “interested in the [...]