Lula Washington Dance Theatre to Perform at Viterbo University Jan. 29

Jan. 23, 2019

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – The acclaimed African-American dance company Lula Washington Dance Theatre will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Founded in 1980 in the inner city area of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington Dance Theatre has become one of the most admired African-American contemporary dance companies in the country. The company performs innovative and provocative choreography by Lula Washington, who uses dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history and culture. An award-winning choreographer, Washington’s work is filled with honesty, integrity, and unparalleled creativity.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre is comprised of young, athletic dancers, many of whom were groomed in Lula Washington’s inner city dance studio. While Washington requires her dancers to be excellent performers, she also emphasizes to them the importance of being leaders in their communities.

The group has performed at famous venues such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Ordway Theater in Minneapolis, the Pioneer Center in Reno, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and at theaters in Germany, Spain, Mexico, and St. Croix, Virgin Islands. In addition to touring, the company dances in numerous schools each year.

This performance is part of Viterbo’s Bright Star Season and is sponsored by Gundersen Health System and in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wisconsin Public Radio is the media sponsor. It is also supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Crane Group.

Tickets are $38 for main floor, $34 for lower balcony, and $28 for upper balcony seating. For tickets, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit