Lula Washington Dance Theatre: Performing Arts Series - University of Nevada, Reno

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre Thursday, 11.02.2017, 7:30PM

"Live jazz. Athletic bodies, jumping and undulating. Rousing, infectiously enthusiastic performances by fine dancers." — New York Times
"[Lula]’s stature as an expresser of inner-city culture has become as distinctive and important as the socially revelatory work of such enormous talents as Martha Graham and Twyla Tharp." — Reno-Gazette Journal
"Ms. Washington is an original, in part because of the concern for social issues that informs some of her dances and the gentle but persistent way she addresses those issues." — Jennifer Dunning, New York Times
"Ms. Washington’s choreographic vocabulary comprises modern dance, low crouching and stamping movements inspired by African dance and, occasionally, ballet. It’s a perfectly pleasant and functional mix… [that] displays a sure theatricality that is captivating." — New York Times
"The smart, strong and energetic Lula Washington Dance Theatre, celebrating its 25th anniversary ...proved that American dance is alive, well and growing out west. The handsome multi-ethnic company of 10 dancers provided an evening-long explosion of style and attitude. This is an exciting company that inspires optimism about the future of American dance." — Sheila Abrams, New Jersey Recorder
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About Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWTD)

LWTD is a Los Angeles-based repertoire dance ensemble that has built an international reputation for the earthiness, vitality, energy, and humanism of its repertory — most of it choreographed by founder/artistic director Lula Washington. Stylistically, she fuses African and Afro-Haitian dance; with dance styles of classical ballet, modern, street, theatrical, and hip hop. The company is composed of well-trained athletic dancers, many from the inner city in Los Angeles and trained by Lula herself. These dancers bring a charisma and interpretative power to every dance.

Lula’s works have been praised by critics for their strong political and social commentary, as well as their avant-garde composition and their roots in African-American culture. The Company tours internationally and has been received with acclaim and admiration. Lula has received numerous awards and honors; and, her works have been commissioned by major foundations and dance presenting institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the James Irvine Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and AT&T.

Lula Washington founded the Company in 1980 with her husband Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in the inner city. The Company has danced in over 150 cities in the United States, as well as abroad in Germany, Spain, Kosovo, Mexico, Canada, China, and Russia.

Aside from directing what is sure to be a stellar performance, during her time at the University of Nevada, Reno, Washington will be working closely with UNR Dance Students and presenting community outreach performances.

Visit Performers' Website @ www.LulaWashington.org

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Individual Tickets

Adult (18 - 61): $35 Senior (62+): $29 University Faculty & Staff*: $29 Youth / Student (3 - 17): $15

UNR Student*: $5 UNR Student tickets must be purchased in person at the Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno (10A to 5P, Monday to Friday)

Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Child will need to sit on adult’s lap unless there is space available.

* University Faculty & Staff and UNR Students must show University ID Card

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In-person (without a convenience fee) at Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, from 10A to 5P, Monday to Friday; and, at the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office, one hour before performances. [ Download Map of Venue ]

Cancellation

Occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series always will seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

Venue / Parking / Accessibility

Venue

All performances are in the Nightingale Concert Hall, located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th Street at 1335 North Virginia Street, Reno. Get directions to the Nightingale Concert Hall >

Parking

Patron drop-off area: There is a bus stop driveway at the Virginia Street entrance to the Church Fine Arts Building making it easy to drop-off passengers before parking.

Parking is free on arts-events evenings (after 7P) in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center. Get directions to the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex >

Handicap Access

Due to construction around the Church Fine Arts Building, handicapped access is limited to the north and south ends of the building.

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Cancellation

Occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series always will seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

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