FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 5, 1996
Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6610
Fax: (323) 343-6423
The U.S. premiere of JOE at the Luckman Theatre
at Cal State L.A. on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m., with an additional
performance on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m., will be at once
riveting, metaphorical and highly musical.
Performed by 32 dancers from two Canadian companies, the footwork
of the dancers provides the only soundscape for the piece. They
transform the stage into a booming percussion instrument while
making a striking artistic statement on the conformism of modern
Joe, the first work of Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault,
reveals Perreault's basic approach to dance which is characterized
by the use of varied spaces and large architectural sets, the
exploration of the musical potential of bodies, the choice of
atypical dancers dressed in city clothes that are sometimes too
big, too tight or too old, in a manner that punctuates the body
with an imperfection or a sign of time passing.
Joe has been heralded as an extraordinary force in simple
forms, elicting emotional intensity from the dancers' impeccable
timing and the performance's revelation of man's tendency to conform,
gather and seek refuge and strength in numbers. Joe is
a production of Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault in Montreal in
collaboration with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers and enjoys
a 10-year history of rave reviews, cult status and popularity
which has earned it landmark notoriety in the history of Canadian
The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, noted for
its integrity in bringing innovative dance, music and theatre
to Southern California, is located at the Eastern Avenue exit
of the I-10 (San Bernardino) freeway, on the California State
University, Los Angeles campus. The 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.
For ticket and additional information call (323) 343-6610.
Luckman Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Joe.
Jean-Pierre Perreault's spectacular Joe, performed by more
than 30 dancers from two Canadian companies, transforms the
stage into a booming percussion instrument while making a striking
artistic statement on the conformism of modern societies.
Luckman Theatre at Cal State L.A., Eastern Ave. exit of the I-10
(San Bernardino) freeway.
Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
$28 & $35; student/senior $12; group and series prices available.
Call (323) 343-6610.
Luckman information, call (323) 343-6610.