Save the Date: Cal State L.A. brings another season of global entertainment to the Eastside

By Becky Koppenhaver

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. will open its 2011-2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a performance from the acclaimed French theatre collective, Macadames.

The Macadames is the first in an eclectic line-up of performances scheduled at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, which is located on the El Sereno college campus, and known for delivering cutting edge music, dance, and theater productions from around the globe.

Many of the international acts are used to playing larger venues in other parts of the world but are attracted by the Luckman’s intimate setting, which can accommodate an audience of up to 1,600 people, said Cory Salinas, public relations coordinator for the Luckman. Nearly 24,000 people attended the Luckman’s 25 performances last year.

Included in this season’s line-up is a rare collaborative performance by Grammy-winning artist India Arie and Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and a performance by English actress and musician Jane Birkin, who was the muse of legendary French musician and artist Serge Gainsbourg, and a French fashion and music icon of the 1960’s.

What to expect on Saturday night at the Macadâmes show.  The Luckman provides more details:

Paris-based physical theatre group Macadâmes re-examines the delicate essence of love and loss, using the physicality of their bodies to convey the complexity of emotion. Employing elements of mime, clowning, acrobatics, object manipulation, theatre, music, and dance the group presents Chaussée Interdite Aux Piétons. This creation refers to the musicality of movement, the embodiment of sound, the chill of tragedy, and the sentiments of love; all delivered in an entirely universal physical language and movement vocabulary that is easily understood by everyone.

Click here for more information on upcoming performances at the Luckman.

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