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Feb. 16: Lula Washington Dance Theatre brings fusion of dance, history and culture to the JLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 03, 2020

Critically acclaimed and internationally admired, the Los Angeles-based Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) comes to the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The company’s performances showcase unique choreography, power, honesty and integrity, passionately conveying how dance can motivate, educate, challenge, enrich and inspire.

LWDT (pictured) was founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington in the inner city area of South Los Angeles. Since then, LWDT has risen to become one of the most admired African-American contemporary dance companies in the West. Photo of Lula Washington Dance TheatreThis dance troupe performs innovative and provocative repertoire that explores social and humanitarian issues along with African-American culture and history. The Company is composed of young, athletic dancers, many of whom were groomed in Lula Washington’s inner city dance studio. While Ms. Washington encourages her dancers to be excellent performers, she also emphasizes the important of being leaders in their communities.

Special ticket price for groups of six or more is $15, including the JLC facility fee. Student/Teen/Children tickets are only $10 with JLC fee. Single Tickets: regular: $38/$32; seniors/CLC staff/alumni: $37/$31. Single ticket prices do not include the $2 per ticket facility fee.

Single tickets can be purchased at the JLC Box Office on the Grayslake Campus, Room P112, 19351 W. Washington St, and is open Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Patrons can also call (847) 543-2300 (option 5). To purchase single tickets online and learn more about the JLC season, visit To purchase group tickets and request the 2019-20 James Lumber Center Professional Series brochure or the College of Lake County art, dance, film, literary, music and theatre events guide, call (847) 543-2300.


The remainder of the 2019-20 JLC Professional Series includes the following events:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Saturday, March 7

Switchback: Tuesday, March 17

Jazz Ambassadors/The United States Army Field Band: Saturday, March 28

The Four Bitchin’ Babes: Sunday, May 10


About College of Lake County:

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes, provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.