Reception begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Luckman Street of the Arts, followed by the University Convocation at 9 a.m. in the Luckman Theatre.
University Convocation is a recent tradition at Cal State L.A., created in 2013 to coincide with President William A. Covino’s first official address to the University. This year the program will include new faculty introductions, the presentation of the Outstanding Lecturer, Outstanding Professors and President’s Distinguished Professor awards, and President Covino’s announcements and remarks on the 2015-16 year.
Elwira Piorun, Ido Tadmor (Engage / Rust): The two performances is a joint production of Elwira Piorun, Ido Tadmor and the British choreographer Rachel Erdos. Performances are images of two people forming a long-term relationship, who have been through a lot of storms, dilemmas, ups and downs. The ratio of the characters is based on a deep love and the special bond between them, but this does not mean that it is free from problems.
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. For more info: http://www.luckmanarts.org/events/brigitte.html
This program will help parents understand the differences between high school and college and the transition their son/daughter will experience. Information will be provided about what it takes to succeed in college and how parents can support them by making college success a family goal.
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. For more info: http://www.luckmanarts.org/events/ballet-folklorico-de-mexico.html