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March 7, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Last spring, choreographer and dancer Lula Washington dropped what she was doing to address the root of the discontent that had swept furiously through Los Angeles. She stopped in the middle of a project to begin fashioning a dance that speaks to the anger generated in the wake of the state trial in which four police officers were acquitted in the beating of motorist Rodney G. King.
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March 7, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Last spring, choreographer and dancer Lula Washington dropped what she was doing to address the root of the discontent that had swept furiously through Los Angeles. She stopped in the middle of a project to begin fashioning a dance that speaks to the anger generated in the wake of the state trial in which four police officers were acquitted in the beating of motorist Rodney G. King.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1989 | JULIE WHEELOCK
Several days a week after school, neighborhood children grab their dance clothes and head for Lula Washington's L.A. Contemporary Dance Theatre studio on West Adams Boulevard. There they climb the stairs of the former Masonic lodge, home to her school and 10-year-old performance company, to join in ballet, jazz, modern and tap dance classes. The old brick building, which could have been lifted right out of the movie, "Tap," is warm and bright with sunlight and life.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1989 | JULIE WHEELOCK
Several days a week after school, neighborhood children grab their dance clothes and head for Lula Washington's L.A. Contemporary Dance Theatre studio on West Adams Boulevard. There they climb the stairs of the former Masonic lodge, home to her school and 10-year-old performance company, to join in ballet, jazz, modern and tap dance classes. The old brick building, which could have been lifted right out of the movie, "Tap," is warm and bright with sunlight and life.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1991
Three workshops to help applicants for the National/State/County Partnership's Fall 1991 arts grants are scheduled next week. The first will begin at noon Monday at the Waterfront Theatre on Santa Monica Pier. Two workshops will be Tuesday, at Burbank's Victory Theatre, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., at noon; and at the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theatre, 5179 1/2 W. Adams Blvd., at 6 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 4. Information: (213) 974-1343.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1992 | Aleene MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Anniversary Time "Out in Front," a weekend of theater, comedy, music, poetry and dance celebrating the Mark Taper Forum's 25th season, will take place on the Taper's stage Oct. 1-4. American Indian musician John Trudell and his Graffiti Man band and the Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash will perform each evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1996
Five local arts groups have each been awarded $48,000 grants from the County of Los Angeles Music and Performing Arts Commission and the City of L.A. Cultural Affairs Department. The 1996 grants, fourth-year installments of the Arts Organization Stabilization Initiative, also include 150 hours in technical assistance to each organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1990 | JAN BRESLAUER
Lula Washington's Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theatre premiered "A Duke for the '90s" as part of "A Duke Ellington Evening With Dance" at Cal State L.A. over the weekend, but they missed the A-Train. Inspired by Ellington-era style, the seven brief dances were marred by uninventive choreography and intermittently sloppy execution.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1986 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Mugging their way through a lightweight, largely familiar four-part program at Los Angeles Theatre Center on Sunday, the 10 hard-working dancers of Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theatre seemed equally unprepared for credible character projection (required by Lula Washington's "Blues Portraits") and for flashy technical display.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES
Widely regarded as one of the brilliant choreographers of his generation, Donald Byrd has created works for companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as his own New York-based troupe. So it was something of a coup for Lula Washington's Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theatre to commission and get a work from Byrd.
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