Events Calendar

Luckman Fine Arts Complex Calendar of Events


Events and dates subject to change.

ART
DANCE
MUSIC
THEATRE
Other Events at the Luckman


ART

Angel Orensanz: Global Sculpture
Ongoing through Sun., Dec. 10. Luckman Fine Arts Gallery.
Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m. Free.

Over the past 30 years, this Spanish American artist has developed a syntax of forms, textures, colors and shapes that form a dialog with and contain permanent references to nature, with emphasis on environmental issues. His work has been exhibited throughout the world, from Holland Park, London, to the sacred Sakura Woods of Komegame in northern Japan, from downtown Atlanta to Moscow's Red Square. In addition to sculpture, the exhibit contains drawings, ceramics and installations. Curated by Patricia Jessup-Woodlin, Director of the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery. Call (323) 343-6610.

First CSLA Alumni Art Exhibition
Mon., Jan. 8-Fri., Feb. 9, 1996. Luckman Fine Arts Gallery. Hours: Mon.-Thu. and Sat., 12 noon-5 p.m. Free.
Mon., Jan 13, artists' reception: by invitation -- call (323) 343-4980.
Many of the Cal State L.A. alumni artists represented here have exhibited their work in major museums throughout the world and are represented by West Coast and New York galleries. Curated by CSLA alumnae Shirley Cannon and Rebecca Edwards. For information, call the Alumni Office, (323) 343-4980.

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DANCE

Luckman Season -- Los Angeles Modern Dance & Ballet: Klez-O-Rama
Sat., Feb. 24, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Naomi Goldberg's Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet and members of the greater Los Angeles area community are featured in eclectic dance suites set to a variety of traditional Jewish folk music by the Klezmatics. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Music for Piano and Solo Dancer
Sun., Feb. 25, 1996, 4 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Dancer Peggy Baker and pianist Andrew Burashko displays the rhythm, breadth and balance of traditional piano recital further enhanced by the dynamism and beauty of contemporary dance. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season --U.S. Premiere of JOE
Fri., Mar. 8-Sat., Mar. 9, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Performed by 32 dancers from two Canadian companies, this stunning work by one of Canada's most provocative choreographers quickly entered dance history as a striking artistic statement on the conformism of modern societies. This performance, produced by the Foundation Jean-Pierre Perreault, is supported in part by the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Avaz International Dance Company
Sat., Apr. 13, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Artistic Director Anthony Shay presents a carefully crafted tour of urban dance featuring Spanish flamenco, Argentine tango and Persian and Arabic classical dances and music. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Panchatantra: Animal Fables of India
Sat., Apr. 20, 1996, 7 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Noted dancer/choreographer Ramaa Bharadvaj & The Angahara Ensemble present a dance about the famous literary work compiled in India 2500 years ago by Vishnusharma, the court scholar of King Amarasakthi. This family presentation speaks of the wisdom of life through wise and witty stories in which all the lead characters are animals. A CSLA OnStage Series Pass gets you preferred seating at these performances. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Limón Dance Company
Fri., Apr. 26-Sat., Apr. 27, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Presenting the rich legacy of timeless master works by Limón and Humphrey along with the new works by contemporary choreographers such as Garth Fagan, Ralph Lemon, Alwin Nikolais, Phyllis Lamhut and Jiri Kylian. Supported in part by the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Black Choreographers Moving Toward the 21st Century
May 2-5, 1996, Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. matinee, 3 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Featuring the second festival appearance of Bebe Miller Company and the premiere of a new work by Winifred R. Harris. The performance provides a focal point for artists and communities to explore the distinct contributions of African Americans to the evolution of contemporary dance. Supported by the National Performance Network. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Lewitzky Dance Company
Sat., May 25, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
The Lewitzky Dance Company has performed in 43 states and in 20 countries on five continents. Without apparent limits, artistically speaking, this company reflects the irrepressible spirit of one of the trailblazers of modern dance. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

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MUSIC

Luckman Season -- Children's Voices
Sat., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Filled with the music and spirit of the holiday season, this fun-filled family evening features the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and the Baptist Voice Children's Chorus with the Luckman Festival Chorus featuring combined choirs from Portola, Revere and Virgil Middle Schools. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season --The Anderson Quartet
Sat., Jan. 13, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
In their second appearance at the Luckman, this critically acclaimed young string quartet presents a program of traditional and contemporary works, including those by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Joining them for Brahm's Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 will be pianist Paul Van Ness. The Anderson, cited for its passion, exuberance and meticulous attention to detail, is the first African American chamber ensemble to win the prestigious Eastman School of Music's International Cleveland Quartet Competition. Members of the Anderson Quartet are Guest Artists on the faculty of Music at California State University, Los Angeles. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- The Los Angeles Concert Opera: The Merry Widow
Sun. matinee, Jan. 21, 1996, 2 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Los Angeles Concert Opera Association full-length concert version, in English, of Franz Lehar's irresistible operetta set in turn-of-the-century Vienna. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season --Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Sun., Feb. 11, 1996, 4 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
A group of fifteen musicians who specialize in performing works by black composers. Its purpose is to spotlight and promote appreciation for the black musical heritage. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Eleventh Annual CSLA Jazz Festival
Sat., Mar. 2, 1996, all day. Luckman Theatre.
Director, Jeffrey Benedict. Call the Music Department, (323) 343-4060.

Luckman Season -- The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Sat., Mar. 23, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont and narrator Claire Bloom will be appearing at a rare Los Angeles area performance during an extensive U.S. tour. The program is scheduled to include Roussel's Sinfonietta, Op.52, Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals narrated by Claire Bloom and Brahms' Serenade No.1 in D major, OP.11. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band
Sat., Mar. 30, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
A musical performance that is a potent mixture of traditional Indian and black Caribbean rhythms with the ever rich sounds of American jazz. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Masakazu Ito
Sun., Apr. 14, 1996, 4 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Since his professional Tokyo debut in 1987, Masakazu Ito has fast become recognized as one of the top guitarists of today. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

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THEATRE

Luckman Season -- Opera A La Carte
Sat., Feb. 10, 1996, 8 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Known for the authentic style of Richard Sheldon's production as well as its outstanding caliber of artists, this is a delightful program of Gilbert and Sullivan highlights with the complete production of the one-act Trial By Jury. Features full company of principals with chorus and orchestra. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- The New Vic Theatre of London: Canterbury Tales
Sun., Mar. 3, 1996, 7:30 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
A hilarious interpretation of Chaucer's classic tale performed through superlative acting and impeccable comic timing. Special subscription and discount tickets available. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

Luckman Season -- Panchatantra: Animal Fables of India
Sat., Apr. 20, 1996, 7 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Noted dancer/choreographer Ramaa Bharadvaj & The Angahara Ensemble present a dance about the famous literary work compiled in India 2500 years ago by Vishnusharma, the court scholar of King Amarasakthi. This family presentation speaks of the wisdom of life through wise and witty stories in which all the lead characters are animals. A CSLA OnStage Series Pass gets you preferred seating at these performances. Call THEATIX at (213) 466-1767.

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Other Events at the Luckman

Alumni Night at the Luckman
Sat., Jan 13, 1996, 6 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
The opening night reception for the Alumni Art Exhibit will be followed by the performance of the Anderson Quartet. Tickets are $20 for Alumni Association members and $25 for non-members. Call the Alumni Office, (323) 343-4980.

Alumni Certificate of Honor Reception
Fri., Apr. 26, 1996, 5:30 p.m. Luckman Theatre.
Call Alumni Office, (323) 343-4980.

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