August 15, 1989 |
Dancer-choreographer Lula Washington says she has two months to come up with $225,000 to buy the mid-city Masonic Temple that her L.A. Contemporary Dance Theatre has been renting as a studio--or she's out in the streets. Even if Washington can meet these demands, it will cost her an additional $150,000 to bring the structure up to earthquake codes. Washington and her family have refinanced their own home to help secure loans for the effort.
December 11, 1989 |
Ailey Funeral Set in L.A.: Funeral services for choreographer Alvin Ailey will be held at 7 p.m. in Artesia Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Artesia, 18400 Grayland Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to the Alvin Ailey Scholarship Fund, 211 W. 61st St., New York, N.Y. Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, died in New York Dec. 1. An Alvin Ailey memorial program is being planned for 8 p.m. Wednesday (at the Inner City Cultural Center.
November 21, 1989 |
Icons of refinement began each half of the Saturday program in the "Black Choreographers Moving Toward the 21st Century" festival at the Wadsworth Theatre. First came San Francisco Ballet principal Christopher Boatwright, dancing Alonzo King's "Prayer" (music by Al Koran Alkarin) with his customary nobility and a superb mastery of all the solo's surprising inversions and enhancements of classical style. Later on, L.
March 6, 1994 |
Lula Washington has choreographed some pretty fancy footwork in her career, but efforts to continue her business after it was devastated by the recent earthquake have required all the creative energy she can muster. "It's been pretty crazy," Washington said. "I've had to get through a lot of red tape. But at least now I know I can get funds to rebuild." Washington's L.A. Contemporary Dance Theatre, in an industrial-style building at 5179 W. Adams Blvd.
March 6, 1994 |
Lula Washington has choreographed some pretty fancy footwork in her career, but the daily efforts to continue her business after it was devastated by the recent earthquake have lately required all the creative energy she can muster. "It's been pretty crazy," Washington said. "I've had to get through a lot of red tape. But at least now I know I can get funds to rebuild." Washington's L.A.
January 1, 1989 |
Twyla Tharp disbanded her company. Mark Morris moved to Brussels. The Joffrey Ballet traded away its fall repertory season in Los Angeles. But 1988 was still a year of hope and achievement in dance--especially, for once, on the local scene. This was the year the Los Angeles City Council at last recognized that support from the private sector just wasn't enough. On Nov. 22, it approved the L.A.