PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
May192012

LJO: TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER

Miles Davis summarized the history of jazz with two names: “Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker.” Charlie Parker is widely praised as one of the most important and influential saxophonists with an uncompromising artistic direction. Parker gained wide recognition for his brilliant solos and innovative improvisations that propelled him to iconic status for the Beat Generation. The Luckman Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to this iconic jazz master.

Media Partner: 88.1 KJAZZ

$25 - $35

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Saturday
May122012

NIKKA COSTA

Influenced by classic Motown artists, Nikka Costa has been at the forefront of the jazz, funk, and soul revivals. With roots in Japan, Australia, and Los Angeles Nikka Costa combines jazz and blues melodies with her ferocious rock & roll vocal style. With a career spanning 30 years, Nikka Costa has furthered her synthesis of funk, soul, and contemporary R&B. Costa will grace the Luckman stage and perform songs from her current release PRO*WHOA! along with hits including "Like a Feather" and "Push & Pull."

Media Partner: 88.1 KJAZZ 

$25 - $35

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Saturday
May052012

ROBERT MOSES' KIN


Described by The Huffington Post as “a visually delicious beast that never comes short of dazzling the senses,” the award-winning Robert Moses’ Kin dance company from San Francisco performs their critically acclaimed work, Fable & Faith. Exploring imagination, creativity, identity and the current cultural climate through the metaphor of children's fables, Fable & Faith features the exquisite San Francisco Boys Chorus under the direction of Ian Robertson, and award-winning playwright and actress Anne Galjour.  Also on the program is The Cinderella Principle,the company’s multi-media exploration into non-traditional family structures.  Don't miss Robert Moses' Kin, loved by audiences and called "masterful” by the San Francisco Chronicle and "intoxicating” by the Chicago Tribune.

Media Partner: 89.3 KPCC | Event Partner: NEFA

$25 - $40

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Robert Moses' Kin is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Saturday
Apr212012

ANOUSHKA SHANKAR

Anoushka Shankar breaks new ground as she brings together the passionate and diverse music of Spain with the vibrant, ancient forms of the Indian classical tradition. Tracing the musical commonalities of the Gypsies' journey from Rajasthan to Spain, through Iran, Iraq, and Armenia, Anoushka re-forges the musical links separated by a thousand years by immersing herself in the Spanish forms of flamenco, fandango, and bulería.

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW l Event Partners: Origami Vinyl, Ziba Beauty, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Dream WaterThe Chroma Studio

Auntie's Fry Bread is back serving delicious Native American fusion starting at 7pm! 

$25 - $40

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Saturday
Mar172012

CHUNKY MOVE

Fiercely original, Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of technology-driven and genre-defying dance performance. The company redefines what is or what can be contemporary dance. Chunky Move’s work is both diverse in form and content. In Connected, the dynamic is flipped and digital technology is side stepped in favor of pure mechanics. Teaming up with Californian artist, Reuben Margolin, Chunky Move's director and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, animates both the body and the machine through physical connection between the dancers and Margolin's purpose-built, kinetic sculpture. In Connected it is people - athletic and agile dancers' bodies twisting and hurtling through space, as well as people in recognizable situations. To date, they have created a repertoire for the stage, as well as site specific, new-media, and installation works.

IMPORTANT: No late seating. Please arrive on time. 

Media Partner: 89.3 KPCC | Event Partner: NEFA

$25 - $40

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

 

Chunky Move is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

California State University, Los Angeles | info@luckmanarts.org | Phone: 323-343-6600