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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 [...]


Recital Saturday, June 13, 3pm @ Japan America Theatre

Recital Saturday, June 13, 3pm @ Japan America Theatre

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will hold its 2015 Youth Dance Recital on Saturday, June 13 @ 3 pm at the Aratani Japan America Theatre located at 244 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre studio, 3773 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016; [...]


Kwanzaa Dance Concerts Dec. 27 & 28

Kwanzaa Dance Concerts Dec. 27 & 28

Praised by dance critics as “one of the best dance shows in Los Angeles,” Lula Washington Dance Theatre is presenting its annual Kwanzaa concerts on Saturday Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 28 at its Dance Studio Theater, 3773 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. To buy tickets click on “Kwanzaa tickets” on the menu above. [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Turning 35

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Turning 35

In 1980, when Lula Washington decided to start her own dance company in Los Angeles — many dance experts doubted she could succeed. After all, many big name choreographers had tried to do the same thing, but failed. In January of 2015, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) turns 35 years old. What started as [...]


LWDT Has Busy Summer Schedule Ahead

LWDT Has Busy Summer Schedule Ahead

The Showcase@Lula’s studio concerts were so well received by an enthusiatic audience that Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will present another showcase of new works in late July / early August. Stay tuned for exact dates. In the meantime, LWDT will be busy with local performances and activities. *** Wednesday,  May 7 @ 7:30 pm [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


LWDT Praised in Review of Mid-Atlantic Tour

LWDT Praised in Review of Mid-Atlantic Tour

Originally Published: 3/3/2013 Review: Lula Washington Dance Theatre in powerful, expressive performance ________________________________________ By Susan L. Pena Reading Eagle Correspondent Lula Washington Dance Theatre took on universal themes of love, war, healing and authenticity in a performance Saturday night in Reading Area Community College’s Miller Center for the Arts as part of the Downtown Performing [...]


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 Washington Tours Russia — Again

Lula Washington Tours Russia — Again

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) returns to Russia Nov. 30 for a 3-week 13-city concert tour. In 2010 the company danced in 18 Russian cities and made fans all across the country. LWDT is holding a Russia preview showing Sat. Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3pm at the LWDT [...]


LWDT gets good review at San Jose Jazz Festival

LWDT gets good review at San Jose Jazz Festival

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre received a glowing review for its concert Aug. 11 at the San Jose Jazz Festival. Chris J. Walker wrote a review of the entire festival for the Jazz Times and summed up each artists’ performance. He had this to say about LWDT. “Vastly different from all of them was a [...]


Open House September 8 With $1 Dance Classes

Open House September 8 With $1 Dance Classes

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will present its 2nd Annual “Open House / $1 Dance Day” on Saturday, Sept. 8 for new and returning dance students. “We invite parents to take part in an orientation session that begins sharply at 9 am,” said LWDT Studio Manager Roshada Baldwin. “Celebrate a new season of dance [...]


Youth LIfted Up in June Recital

Youth LIfted Up in June Recital

Students at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre school presented four hours of non-stop high energy, entertaining, and uplifting dance in LWDT’s 2012 Youth Dance Recital at El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium. The concert featured 121 students who showed skills in diverse dance forms ranging from classical ballet to African; hip hop; tap; Caribbean; and modern [...]


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 [...]


Youth Recital June 24

Youth Recital June 24

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host its annual Youth Dance Recital on Sunday, June 24 at 2 pm in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, located at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance CA 90506. This is a crowd-pleasing family friendly event that annually draws over 1,200 audience members — including people who have [...]


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 [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Shines at Ford

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Shines at Ford

From: Eye Spy LA – By M.R. Hunter (9/06/2011) This past Sunday night, a concert of song and dance converged at the Ford Amphitheater to celebrate unity in diversity. Rhythm & Roots brought together a spectacular array of headlining singers and world-renowned dance companies Israeli-American Keshet Chaim’s Dance Ensemble and the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. [...]


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 [...]


Youth Perform in Sacred Music Festival

Youth Perform in Sacred Music Festival

Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s Youth Dance Ensemble will perform as part of the World Sacred Music Festival’s “Emerging Voices, Spirit of the Child” concert at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (home of Ebony Repertory Theatre) on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 4 to 6 pm. The dancers will perform to music played live by children [...]


LWDT’s Kwanzaa is Moving!

LWDT’s Kwanzaa is Moving!

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT)’s annual Kwanzaa celebration is moving! The dance company will move its popular holiday concert from its studio on Crenshaw Boulevard to the larger Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 Washington Blvd., LA CA 90016. The move is being made to accommodate larger crowds. The concerts are set for Thursday and [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Wins $240,000 Irvine Foundation Grant!

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Wins $240,000 Irvine Foundation Grant!

Josephine Ramirez, of the Irvine Foundation, with LWDT’s Erwin Washington The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) is proud to announce receipt of a three-year grant for $240,000 from the James Irvine Foundation. The grant will support LWDT to perform in underserved communities throughout California over the next three years with a focus on inland areas [...]


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 [...]