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

Tuesday
Mar132018

FESTINEMA French Youth Film Festival 

To celebrate the Francophonie Festival, the Luckman will host the Alliance Française’s Festinema Junior French Youth Film Festival. Inspired by a program developed in France by the Ministry of Education in order to discover, understand, and promote an appreciation for cinema.

The Festinema program aims to introduce young audiences to world cinema and international culture, integrate film as a learning tool, offer a chance to see a foreign language film, and to teach young people to think critically through film analysis. This unique program offers students of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity expand their international horizons.   

The Institut Français, the Fondation Alliance Française, the French Cultural Services of the Embassy of France, the Délégation Générale of the Alliance Française in the US, TV5 Monde, Kids Trail are the sponsors of this festival.

Date and Time: 

March 13, 10AM - 3PM

Sunday
Feb182018

NOA

Achinoam Nini, known internationally as Noa, makes a rare concert appearance on the Luckman stage showcasing her most popular songs from her 26-year recording career, spanning 15 international albums, and several domestic Israeli releases, including her latest recording, Love Medicine. The selections will be sung in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Noa is one of Israel’s leading singer-songwriters, having shared the stage with superstars such as Sting, Pat Metheny, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and many more. Noa wrote lyrics to and recorded the hugely successful theme song for the 1998 Academy Award-winning film “Life Is Beautiful” starring Roberto Benigni. She sings in six languages and has collaborated with symphony orchestras around the world. 

Along with her musical accolades, Noa is active on the public board of the Um El Fahem Museum of Art, the Arava Desert Institute, the Polyphony Music project of Nazareth, and the New Israel Fund. She is also involved in the Israel Peace Initiative, Yalla Young Leaders, and IsraAid. Noa has also been given the honorary title of Cavalleria de la República Italiana by Italy’s former President Napolitano, and among her many accolades is the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, where she was also chosen a Global Leader of Tomorrow.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25

*Students and staff/faculty must purchase in person to receive discount. Contact theater for more information.

Friday
Feb092018

macbeth

Filmed live on stage at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada as part of the Stratford Festival HD Series.

Surrender to a haunting story of ambition and its dark consequences as Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, the two conspire to seize the throne. 

Canada, 2017, 2 hours 51 minutes 

Directed by Antoni Cimolino (stage), Shelagh O'Brien (screen) 

Ian Lake as Macbeth 

Krystin Pellerin as Lady Macbeth 

Scott Wentworth as Banque 

Michael Blake as Macduff 

Sarah Aiful as Lady Macduff 

Antoine yared as Malcom 

Tim Campbell as Angus 

Brigit Wilson as First Witch 

Diedre Gilalrd-Rowlings as Second Witch 

Lanise Antoine Shelley as Third Witch 

Saturday
Feb032018

peking acrobats

The talented ensemble is world-renowned for their daring maneuvers, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of flexibility, contortion, and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats. 

Records of these acrobatic acts can be found as early as the Ch’in Dynasty (221 B.C. - 207 B.C.) and Chinese acrobats through the ages have continued to perfect what has become an evolving folk art form.

The Peking Acrobats set the Guinness World Record for the human chair stack when they astounded audiences with their bravery and dexterity as they balanced six people precariously atop six chairs 21 feet up in the air without safety lines.

A performance by the Peking Acrobats brings with it the opportunity to view the epitome of a rich and ancient folk art tradition, highlighted by today’s technology melding the ancient and traditional with the modern wonders of the 21st Century.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Wednesday
Jan242018

dance film fest

A celebration of the best in recent cinematic triumphs that focus on the art of dance. 

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Pina 

Germany, 2011, 1 hour 43 minutes 

Directed by Wim Wenders   

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. 

First Position 

USA, 2011, 1 hour 35 minutes 

Directed by Bess Kargman 

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

STEP 

USA, 2011, 1 hour 23 minutes 

Directed by Amanda Lipitz  

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Dancing Across Borders 

USA, 2010, 1 hour 28 minutes 

Directed by Anne Bass 

On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a 16 year old boy who moved her immensely with his amazing and seemingly natural charms and grace as a dancer. Having been a longtime devotee to the world of dance herself back in the United States, Anne felt compelled to give this young boy the opportunity to leave his home and follow a dream that she felt he hadn't even yet seen for himself. From the serene countryside of Southeast Asia to the halls of the New York's School of American Ballet to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, DANCING ACROSS BORDERS peeks behind the scenes into the world of dance and chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of a boy who was discovered, and who only much later discovered all that he had in himself.

 Dancing in Jaffa 

Israel, 2013, 1 hour 30 minutes 

Directed by Hilla Medalia 

Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.

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