Venue Details

81 Star Starred
Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA
On the north side of campus off Circle Dr. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-6600
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148 events
44 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 05 2008

I have seen better High school dance concerts.
A mumbling, rambling, nervous narrative to start then repetition, repetition, repetition.
Failed on all levels, technical,... continued

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46 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 05 2008

Although a lot of the music was a bit too "hip hop" electronic to listen to for very long, there was quite a lot of creativity to it. The dancers displayed an amazing degree of ability and endurance. I was very impressed.

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26 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 05 2008

There was only a couple of dancers that were really good. Otherwise, this was a very poor non-engaging production. I would not recommend anyone go to this...even if the tickets were free!

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Website

http://www.luckmanarts.org/eventdetail.php?eventid=418

Description

An explosive fusion of hip hop and dance theatre, this all-female ensemble will blow you away with a performance that is “intensely emotional and casually streetwise” (Jennifer Dunning, New York Times).

Based in Brooklyn and comprised of young women from the United States, Colombia and Japan, this eight-member ensemble may not share the same spoken language, but they have all acquired the common universal languages of dance and urban hip-hop on the streets of the cities where they grew up.

Decadance, led by artistic director Jennifer Weber, strives to take the female hip-hop artist out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance. Decadance vs. The Firebird is a high-energy urban ballet that mashes up Stravinsky’s Firebird with original hip-hop beats, fusing break dancing with ballet and remixing the classic tale from the ballet with a contemporary vision.