FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 1996
Contact: Diane Turner
Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
IN MODERN DANCE, AT LUCKMAN THEATRE ON MAY 25
Los Angeles, CA -- April 23, 1996 -- Explosive, evocative,
disciplined and unconventional, the Lewitzky Dance Company
appears at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre on Saturday,
May 25 at 8 p.m. For tickets call TicketMaster (213)
Limitless strength and flexibility of the dancers and their repertoire
have earned founder Bella Lewitzky an international reputation
as a trailblazer in modern dance.
The program to be performed at Luckman Theatre includes Impressions
#1(Henry Moore), choreographed by Bella Lewitzky and the cast.
It is the first dance in the Impressions trilogy and is
motivated by the anthropomorphic wood and metal pieces of English
sculptor Henry Moore. The all-female cast of this piece becomes
a kind of mobile structure, portraying an extraordinary sense
of human caring--the heart of Moore's and Lewitzky's work. The
second piece is called Displacements and is choreographed
by Susan Rose. Lewis Segal of the Los Angeles Times calls
this " Brainy, breezy, and energizing. 'Displacements'
made a persuasive audition piece." Episode #4 (Turf)
deals with antagonisms, separateness, and territoriality.
It shows the conflicts between people and their boundaries of
Bella Lewitzky has become one of the West Coast's leading representatives
of modern dance and has been changing the landscape of her chosen
art form for more than five decades, first as a riveting dancer
of legendary power and excitement, and now as a choreographer
of sensitivity, intelligence and inventiveness. Lewitzky's choreography
extends beyond dance to encompass drama, discipline, attitude,
relationships and rituals. Her dancers "create drama in
space...they appeal always vehemently and often poignantly,"
said Los Angeles Times critic Martin Bernheimer.
The Lewitzky Dance Company is a chamber-size ensemble of solo-calibre
artists devoted to maintaining the Lewitzky repertoire, choreographing
new works, and developing existing and new audiences for dance
through touring, workshops, and demonstrations. The company's
versatility appears in all its facets: in its concerts; in its
repertoire, conventional to experimental; and in its sound, classical
to electronic--all reflecting the basic Lewitzky philosophy that
art is an on-going process, and that the only constant is change.
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. For theatre ticket information call TicketMaster
at (213) 480-3232/(714)740-2000 . For Information about the
Luckman Fine Arts Complex call (323) 343-6610.
Luckman Fine Arts Complex presents The Lewitzky Dance
Critically acclaimed ensemble of solo-calibre artists perform
works by founder Bella Lewitzky and others which demonstrate
limitless strength and flexibility, and show a range from
conventional to experimental.
Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre, at junction of I-10 (San Bernardino)
and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways.
WHEN: Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
$25/$22 (student & senior prices available)
TicketMaster (213) 480-3232/(714) 740-2000.
Luckman information--(323) 343-6610.