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

 

 

Saturday
Apr292017

Northwest Dance Project

Photo Credit: Christopher Peddecord Dancers / Andrea Parson (Princess Grace Award 2010) + Viktor Usov (Princess Grace Award 2014)

NW Dance Project is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative, new contemporary dance works from established and emerging dance works from established and emerging dance makers created in an open and artistically stimulating environment.

Their dedication to providing dancers and dance makers the resources and creative room needed to realize new, inspired dance works led Dance International Magazine to proclaim that they are “changing the way dance is created” and that NW Dance Project has become “a laboratory, factory and repository for risk-taking new works from the next generation of choreographers from Europe and North America.”

NW Dance Project proudly returns with “some of the best dancers you will ever see” (Calgary Herald) to the Luckman Theatre for their second thrilling performance. An all original dance program, this mixed repertoire performance will featuring work from award-winning choreographers including NW Dance Project’s gifted Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper and Resident Choreographer, Ihsan Rustem and the rising star, Jirí Pokorný, formerly of Nederlands Dans Theater and Kidd Pivot.

Le Fil Rouge from Northwest Dance Project on Vimeo.

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)

 

Saturday
May062017

Idan Raichel: Piano Songs

Photo Credit: Benjo Arwas

Producer, keyboardist and composer Idan Raichel has become a global music icon since the unveiling of The Idan Raichel Project, a multi-ethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music with entrancing fusions sung in Hebrew, Arabic and the Ethiopian languages of Amharic and Tigrit.

Performing a very special solo concert called Piano Songs to support his new album, At the Edge of the Beginning, Raichel says, “I hope this album will enable me to go on stage, me and a piano, and to tell the audience stories, inspirational thoughts, and just sing songs. I think that this is the ultimate way to be an artist, when you’re forced to depend on yourself and on your soul.”

Returning to the Luckman after more than five years, Idan will perform new and classic hits in a solo format.

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)

Friday
May192017

Rodriguez & Arum Rae

 

Rodriguez began his career in the 60s, but without any enthusiastic response, he was ultimately let go by his label and forced to work outside the music industry. Unbeknownst to him, and to the rest of the world, his songs became the inspiration for millions struggling against apartheid in South Africa, where he was regarded as a superstar.

Rodriguez became the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which depicts the story of the hunt to learn the truth behind his rumored death and disappearance in the late 1970’s. With his new-found celebrity status, Rodriguez has been a headliner at every major festival in the world and has finally found commercial success forthe album he produced nearly four decades ago.

Rodriguez returns to the Luckman with his classic hits and the songs that helped shape his fascinating life.

 

-Special Guest-

Bouncing between states, “indie soul” singer and songwriter Arum Rae went from performing on any stage possible—including dive bars, mental hospitals, and organic produce markets—to landing a high-profile placement on ABC’s Nashville, touring with the likes of "Sugarman" Rodriguez, Gary Clark, Jr. and B.B. King, and independently releasing her 2014 Warranted Queen EP acclaimed by Noisey, Spin, Paste, and more. On that road, she came face-to-face with addiction, loss, heartbreak, and everything in between. Her inspiration derives from a diverse musical palette including Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Outkast and Bill Withers, ultimately creating a multi-faceted musical experience for the listener.

On the heels of her recent Loners EP and forthcoming unplugged & b-sides collection Past Present Future, Arum's story comes into focus on her debut full-length album, slated for release in 2017.

 

General: $60, $70, $80
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Saturday
May202017

Chucho Valdes

photo credit: Francis Vernhet

Winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. The son of celebrated Havana musician Bebo Valdés, Chucho was already recognized as a formidable pianist when he launched his celebrated group Irakare in 1973 with aphenomenal cast that included Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval.

The New York Times proclaims Chucho Valdes "the dean of Latin jazz" and "one of the world's great virtuosic pianists." He has recorded over 80 albums during his illustrius career and has become a true legend in his realm.

Chucho Valdés makes his highly anticipated return to the Luckman Theatre.

 

CHUCHO VALDES -TANGO- JIM2015 from International Music Network on Vimeo.

 

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)

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