Congresswoman Maxine Waters Brings In New Ballet Company
October 4, 2004
The Inaugural Gala of the Los Angeles Modern and Ballet
Company at the El Portal Theatre will Exemplify the Best in
Classical Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 4, 2004 -- On Thursday October 7,
2004 Congresswoman Waters and the Black Women’s Forum will host
the opening night gala for Lambco’s Inaugural Season at the El
Portal Theatre, located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
Lambco will launch the Season with an Evening of Poetry in Motion.
The program will feature 4 short works that include LA landmark
work, “Endangered Species,” choreographed by Lambco’s Resident
Choreographer Robert Gilliam. Out of the 3 world premiers on the
program will be Omhmar Griffin’s “Love Songs” with music by
Burt Bacharach performed by Ron Isley.
Lambco is led by a young fearless talent from New York. Although
only 24 years old, Omhmar Griffin’s resume includes companies such
as American Ballet Theater, The Washington Ballet, Oakland Ballet,
Lula Washington Dance Theater, LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.
In addition to his film and concert dance credits he has 3 Broadway
Shows under his belt. He has also received a BA from Ohio State
Lambco’s Associate Director is an alumnus of Arthur Mitchell’s
Dance Theater of Harlem. Mpambo Wina, born in Zambia, grew up and
began her dance training in Los Angeles. Upon leaving Dance Theater
of Harlem, she spent 12 years in Munich Germany where she danced for
various companies and acted as Ballet Pedagogue at the Iwanson
Academy. She worked with the now renowned Ballet Theater Afrikan,
the first multi racial classical ballet company in South Africa
based in Johannesburg.
The Fall Season will run through Sunday, October 10, 2004.
Performance times for Poetry in Motion are as follows; Thursday
October 7, 8:00pm, Saturday October 9, 8:00pm, Sunday October 10,
Tickets for the opening night gala are $50.00 for all seats. Tickets
for the other performances are $17.50-$35.00. To purchase tickets,
contact Tyisha Lamimer at (323) 731-1675 or via email at e-mail
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