Diversity is a Main Act at Luckman Theater
August 30, 2012
By Liz Chapin
Cal State L.A. is home to the Luckman Theater, which features one of the largest performance stages in Los Angeles. Part of the Luckman Fine Arts complex, the theater provides a delightfully intimate setting in spite of its size—an ideal combination for the cultural and intellectual performances it regularly hosts.
Every season, the Luckman treats the Los Angeles community to unique acts—ranging from multi-media ballet to Latin jazz to French theater. The acts may come from around the world, but they also reflect LA’s own cultural diversity.
“We’re in LA, so there are Latino, Chinese, Armenian, Israeli, and French communities right around the corner,” said the Luckman’s marketing director, Nicholas Mestas. “The performances not only appeal to these groups, but they also allow the wider community to experience their cultures through performing art.”
The Luckman experience also includes free hands-on activities for the community. Events like the annual “World Arts Day” and master-class dance and music workshops give the campus community rare one-on-one time with some internationally renowned artists.
“Since Los Angeles is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, it is rich with artistic diversity,” Mestas said. “International artists have shaped the creative pulse of this city, and we give the community an opportunity to be a part of the beat.”