Ballet Hispánico

photo credit: Línea Recta © Paula Lobo

Cal State LA is proud to host Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, as a company-in-residence. For nearly 50 years, Ballet Hispánico has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement. Representing a multitude of nationalities, the Company’s artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation.  

Ballet Hispánico returns to the Luckman stage to showcase their all-Latina choreographers program: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, Michelle Manzanales’ Con Brazos Abiertos, and Tania Pérez-Salas’ 3. Catorce Dieciséis.

SOMBRERISIMO by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa from Ballet Hispanico on Vimeo.

Tickets: $28, $38, $48

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The iconic Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández make their highly anticipated return with an acclaimed repertory that brings together the music, dance, and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations through the modern era. Their repertory includes more than 40 ballets of exquisite choreography that pay homage to local dance traditions from some 60 regions of Mexico. Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952, having embarked at a very early age on a never-ending quest to preserve the dancing traditions of her beloved country. More than six decades later, the company is admired as the best of its kind in the world.


Tickets: $28, $40, $50

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Seu Jorge

Grammy Award-winning artist Seu Jorge performs a  very special tribute to David Bowie. Seu Jorge rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Jorge performed several of Bowie’s songs. In a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Jorge’s adaptations of these songs underscore the breadth and depth of the compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact in Brazil and beyond.

“Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.” — David Bowie


General: $45, $55, $65

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Buika comes to the Luckman with her new band and repertoire of her distinct brand of music. Buika’s sound  is an intense blend of musical styles, seeping through the rich and eclectic sounds of jazz, latin jazz, Afro-beat, funk, soul, reggae, and pop - all seasoned with the flamenco flair that she is most known for. 

Hailing from the Balearic island of Mallorca, Buika’s voice knows no boundaries when it comes to language or geography.

She has collaborated with musicians and singers in languages beyond her native Spanish and Catalan, and has recorded tracks in English, French, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian, and Armenian.

Ranking Buika in a list of the world’s fifty best singers, NPR once called her “the voice of freedom,” a remarkable epithet that recognizes her rich heritage, her electrifying presence, and her ability to draw new and unexpected ideas from her enormous musical vocabulary.

“Luminous...magnificent...superb!” - The New York Times


General: $45, $55, $65

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

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