Montgomery County Community College will present the Lula Washington Dance Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets cost $28 general admission and $12 for children under age 12. Visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for tickets and info.
Lula Washington's innovative choreography will kidnap your attention for the entire evening as you watch this Los Angeles-based repertoire dance ensemble perform as part of its nine city mid-Atlantic tour.
Washington uses dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including various aspects of African-American history and culture. She won an Academy Award for her choreography in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" for "Under the Sea." She was also featured in a PBS special for her choreography for "Gospel Kwanzaa." NASA selected her to choreograph its "Mars Millennium Project" educational video that depicts dance in the first human colony on Mars.
Most recently, she was instrumental in developing some of the conceptual moves in the mega-hit movie "Avatar."
The tour of Lula Washington Dance Theatre is made possible by a grant from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.