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

Saturday
Oct122019

Nella

 

Nella Rojas is an exceptional singer-songwriter from the Venezuelan Island of Margarita. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, her music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of Spain’s Andalusian region from where she draws creative inspiration. Her voice’s distinct timbre, which she poetically describes as “quebrada” (meaning broken) in her hit song “Me llaman Nella,” has garnered the attention of audiences around the world.

Nella, who has already garnered the support of Latin pop star Alejandro Sanz, has performed with a variety of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique, and Susana Baca. More recently, Nella was asked to join the stellar cast of Oscar Award winner Asghar Farhadi’s new film, Everybody Knows, featuring Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, and Penélope Cruz, where she sings songs exclusively written for the screenplay by composer & producer Javier Limón. 

Nella comes to the Luckman to perform the songs featured in Farhadi’s film, as well as Venezuelan folk songs and her own compositions. 

Tickets: $30, $40, $50

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Saturday
Oct192019

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India was established in 1990 to preserve India’s 2,000-year-old classical dance traditions. Nrityagram, which means “dance village,” was established in a rural setting as an ideal place for studying dance according to ancient Indian tradition, which involves direct training from guru/maestro to shishya/disciple, and full-time dedication to the art. Here the dancers not only spend several hours in practice and rehearsal, but also interact with visiting musicians, composers, and scholars. Many company members participate in outreach programs for children in nearby villages. In short they live and breathe Odissi.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is much more than a dance company. It is a crucible of inspiration and ideas, a coming together of creative minds, which push themselves to the absolute limits of their abilities. A space where dancers, musicians and choreographers live together for years, developing their ideas, perfecting their technique and complementing their learning of dance with a knowledge of mythology and the epics, Sanskrit, yoga, meditation and the martial arts. 

Sunday
Oct272019

Flamenco Fantasies - The Paco de Lucia Project

Created by 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career. A longtime collaborator and producer of Paco de Lucía, Javier Limón brings the secrets of flamenco at the highest level to create an experience that honors de Lucía’s legacy while paving a new path into the future of flamenco. He was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He has had a revolutionary influence on flamenco music, both as a composer and otherwise. His impact on flamenco guitar has been compared to that of Andrés Segovia’s on classical guitar.  

Throughout his prolific 50 year career, he performed and recorded with musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola, and many others.

The Paco de Lucía Project features de Lucía’s nephew, Antonio Sánchez, on guitar; Alain Pérez on bass; Israel “Piraña” Suárez on percussion; Antonio Serrano on harmonica; vocals by David de Jacoba; and dance by incomparable flamenco dancer, Farru.

 

Saturday
Nov092019

Timon of Athens HD Film Screening

Canada, 2018

Run Time: 138 minutes

Directed for stage by Stephen Ouimette

Produced and Directed for film by Barry Avrich 

Joseph Ziegler as Timon

Tim Campbell as Alcibiades 

Ben Carlson as Apemantus 

Michael Spencer-Davis as Flavius

 

Convinced of the essential goodness of humanity, the wealthy nobleman Timon ignores all warnings that his reckless generosity can lead only to ruin and disillusionment. Finding himself bankrupt at last, Timon seeks financial assistance from the flattering “friends” on whom he has bestowed so many extravagant gifts and such lavish hospitality. When all refuse him, he throws one last party – one that heralds a dramatic change in his attitude to the world.

Canada’s Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, they present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. They produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. The Luckman is pleased to partner with the Stratford Festival to screen the high-definition recordings of these live performances. 

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