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Review: Lula Washington dance troupe teams with Complexions
Review: Lula Washington dance troupe teams with Complexions

Putting together L.A.’s Lula Washington Dance Theatre and New York’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a shared program was not an obvious pairing. But when the sky darkened, the lights came on and the dancing began outdoors Saturday evening in the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre’s sylvan setting, these companies proved a felicitous, complementary couple. Because, at base, the groups’ two chief choreographer-artistic directors, Lula Washington and Dwight Rhoden, respectively, are devoted mix masters. They share a commitment, not just an artist’s fancy, to scooping up movement, styles and cultural references as ingredients for a product they hope will be...

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