The evening will feature Debbie Allen’s FREEZE FRAME, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. Show time is 7:30 PM.
FREEZE FRAME...Stop the Madness, written, directed, and choreographed by three-time Emmy winner Allen, looks at gun violence, racial prejudice, and coming of age in America. With original music by Stevie Wonder, Jame Ingram, Rickey Minor, Arturo Sandoval, and Thump, this dance-driven narrative addresses the conversation about gun violence in America, the call for social progress, and the value of human life.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre is a Los Angeles–based repertoire dance ensemble that performs innovative and provocative choreography by Lula Washington. Washington has focused on using dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history and culture.
In Syncopated Ladies: Tap Into Freedom!, five empowered women claim their own voices, as Emmy-nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold weaves their inspiring stories with dynamic footwork, the bonds of sisterhood, and current music.
Founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Allen, the Los Angeles International Dance Festival runs April 11–26 and features performances, films, workshops, and master classes in both traditional and alternative venues around Los Angeles.
For tickets visit LAOrpheum.com.