Moving history

If you have ever wondered who is responsible for the effervescence of movement in The Little Mermaid’s key scene, “Under the Sea,” or mused over who came up with the “I See You” gesture in Avatar, the answer is Lula Washington. These moments represent two of Washington’s forays onto the silver screen, however, her main focus is on the Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation, which includes the Lula Washington Dance Theater and Dance School.

Early next month, Washington will arrive in Israel for the first time to present her company at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. The engagement, which came as a lastminute addition to TAPAC’s 2015- 2016 season (Paris-based Carolyn Carlson Dance Company canceled their scheduled performances), marks an opportunity for LWDT to bring its version of contemporary excellence to a completely untapped audience.


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