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

 

 

Saturday
Jul182015

RAIFORD ROGERS MODERN BALLET

 

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "bracingly contemporary," Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet is an inspiring ensemble of dancers that breaks the traditional mold and reinvigorates this classic medium. The cutting-edge company returns to the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. to perform the world premiere of Still Life set to an original score by acclaimed Czech composer Zbynek Mateju. The work also will be performed at the National Theater in Prague in October. Zbynek Mateju is one of the most prolific Czech composers of his generation, known mainly for his collaborative works in ballet, opera, musical theatre, and film. His extensive repertoire includes major works for orchestra and chamber music. Mr. Mateju is the recipient of numerous international honors for composition including the UNESCO Prize, the Donauballet International Composer's Competitio, and the Prix Radio Bohemia. He is celebrated for his wide-ranging musical oeuvre.


Mateju was awarded prestigious commissions from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Bayreuth Festival, the National Theatre Prague, the Schloss Kirchstetten Festival, the State Opera Prague, the National Theatre Brno, and the Holland Dance Festival for Martin Muller's ballet The Secret Life for the Nederlands Dans Theater. Mr. Mateju held the position of Director of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Raiford Rogers' Schubert's Silence, set to Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 18 "Fantasie" in G major, will complete the program.

 

 

Tickets
General: $25, $35, $40
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20 & up

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Saturday
Sep262015

Brigitte

The Alliance Française de Pasadena presentation

Platinum-selling French indie sister-duo Brigitte, known for their retro folk Parisian style, make their Luckman stage debut!

A throwback to the flower power era, '60s revivalists Brigitte are a French female duo combining lounge-pop, retro-folk, and French cabaret to produce an authentic hippie-chic sound. Named in honor of several of the decade's icons (Bardot, Fontaine, Lahaie), Aurélie Maggiori, who had previously recorded under the name of Mayane Delem, and Sylvie Hoarau, formerly the lead vocalist in Parisian rock band Vendetta, formed their duo in 2008. After recording a cover version of Michel Jonasz's "Les Vacances au Bord de la Mer" for Delem's former bandmate Benoit Petre's film Thelma Louise et Chantal, the pair signed to Wagram Records and released an EP, Battez-Vous, which featured a unique take on Suprême NTM's '90s hip-hop anthem "Ma Benz." Co-written with Franco-Lebanese singer/songwriter Camille Bazbaz and French troubadour Albin de la Simone, their debut album, Et Vous, Tu M'aimes?, was released in 2011. It peaked inside the Top 20 in France, and charted there for nearly two years while the duo toured nationally and abroad, eventually logging more than 200 concert dates. Brigitte's second album, À Bouche Que Veux-Tu (Mouth of Plenty), appeared in late 2014, released on the duo's own B. Records label and featuring co-production by Brigitte and Marlon B (who assisted on the first album). ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi

 

Tickets
General: $30, $35, $50
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office


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Saturday
Oct172015

BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO

 

The iconic Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández returns to the Luckman with a highly-anticipated repertory performance! Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952, having embarked at a very early age on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. Six decades later, the company is admired as the best of its kind in the world. Ballet Folklórico de México has created more than forty ballets incorporating local dance traditions from some 60 regions of Mexico, presented more than 5,000 performances, and won more than 200 awards for artistic achievement. 

 

Tickets
General: $25, $35, $45
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Sunday
Nov012015

PACO PEÑA | ¡FLAMENCURA! 

As a guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, Paco Peña embodies both the authenticity and innovation of flamenco and has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.  Named Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year 5 years in a row by GUITAR magazine, Paco has brought his flamenco around the world from The Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall. Paco’s newest show Flamencura explores that elusive state at the core of the art of flamenco.

It is intense, passionate and wild with a constant threat of losing control, barely held back by a strict rhythmic structure. It is Flamenco, the signature musical style of Spain. Paco Peña, Flamenco, showcases this mesmerizing musical genre whose history is mysterious and debated, yet undeniably powerful and timeless. With a highly impressive record of playing venues throughout the world and captivating international audiences, Paco Peña and his dancers promises fiery displays, stunning precision and boundless passion on stage.

Tickets
General: $25, $35, $45
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

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