FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 1, 1996
The Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES
New Series of Four Performances Features
Dance, Music, Puppetry
Los Angeles, CA -- August 1, 1996 -- This fall the Harriet and Charles
Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. launches an exciting series
of performances for young people and their families featuring dance, music,
puppetry and drama.
The series will begin Sunday, October 20 with performances at
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. of Doctor Dinosaur presented by the nationally
acclaimed Dinorock Productions. In this irresistibly funny musical
play, the leading paleontologist, Dr. Vanderplastercaster, is
planning a Saturday morning TV show about dinosaurs when the dinosaurs
themselves join in the fun. Stella Stegosaurus, Dinah Diplodocus,
the Hadrosaur from Hackensack and others - all huge dinosaur
puppets - sing, dance, and provide scientific information and
just plain fun for the whole family. The performances are part
of Dinorock Productions' first tour to the Los Angeles area.
The series will continue Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m. with
a performance of Kinnara Taiko. A delicious fury of sight
and sound, this dynamic Los Angeles-based group combines rhythms
of Japanese drums and other percussion sounds with choreographed
movement, mime and flute. One of the leading Japanese-American
taiko drum groups in the United States, Kinnara Taiko presents
a fascinating blend of traditional Japanese rhythms and American
musical influences from rock to jazz.
On Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., just in time for
the spring holidays, the talented dancers of ODC/San Francisco
will present their adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit.
Based on Margery Williams' heart-warming children's story of
a toy rabbit who magically comes to life through the love of a
young boy, the production includes dance, narration and music.
A special added attraction will be the appearance of local young
dancers selected to perform with the company at the Luckman.
This production is supported in part with funds from the National
Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts
Council, a state agency.
The last performance of the series will feature an imaginative
introduction to the world of classical music by the acclaimed
Anderson Quartet, the first African American ensemble to
win the prestigious Eastman School of Music's Cleveland Quartet
Competition. The Quartet has engaged pre-school to high school
audiences throughout the Los Angeles area and has performed for
enthusiastic crowds in the Hollywood Bowl. The performance, Saturday,
May 3 at 2 p.m., will be accompanied by an array of innovative
hands-on activities for young and old alike.
Ticket prices are $ 7 per performance. A series subscription
of all four productions is only $20. For tickets call TicketMaster
(213) 480-3232/(714) 740-2000/(805) 583-8700. For more information
or a Luckman season brochure, call (323) 343-6610.
Luckman Theatre, part of the Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine
Arts Complex, is noted for its integrity in bringing innovative
dance, music and theatre to Southern California. It's located
at the Eastern Avenue exit of the I-10 (San Bernardino) freeway,
on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. Luckman's
beautiful red brick structures house one of the newest performing
arts theatres and fine arts galleries in Los Angeles. The fine
arts gallery - free to the public - is open one hour prior to
each theatre performance and Monday through Thursday and Saturday
from noon to 5 p.m.
Luckman Fine Arts Complex presents Family Series
An exciting series of four performances for young people and their
families featuring dance, music, puppetry and drama:
Doctor Dinosaur, Sunday, October 20 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Kinnara Taiko, Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m.
The Velveteen Rabbit, Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. and
Anderson Quartet, Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre, at junction of I-10 (San Bernardino)
and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways
$7 each or $20 for series of four performances
TicketMaster (213) 480-3232/(714) 740-2000/(805) 583-8700
Luckman information (323) 343-6610