Rebecca Lemme, the co-coordinator of the BFA program for dance at CSULB, directs an all virtual performance with her outside dance studio, CSULB alumni and students.
The first Long Beach Black Dance Festival started on Aug. 9, a week-long event created by The CRay Project for the Black community to celebrate their work as dancers and performers on a stage of their own, highlighting how dance is an artform that can be used to educate and make powerful statements.
The transition to virtual learning amid national conversations about racism has challenged the Department of Dance at CSULB to create a more accessible and equitable department for the years to come.
The newly recognized dance team at CSULB, fosters a sense of community and culture for both Indian-Americans and international students.
Long Beach State dance major Vanessa Cruz was born with arthrogryposis, a condition characterized by joint contractures and muscle weakness throughout the body. Despite challenges, Cruz has continued to pursue her passion for dance. Cruz sits down with the Daily Forty-Niner to discuss her journey to the CSULB dance department.
Second-year dance major Vanessa Cruz hopes to pave the way for future generations of disabled dancers at CSULB and beyond.
During her decades-long career in dance and theater instruction, Cyrus Parker Jeannette rose from teaching improv and choreography classes to becoming dean of Long Beach State’s College of the Arts in 2014.
One of the biggest hula and chant competitions in Southern California, E Hula Mau, will take place this Labor Day weekend at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Ten schools from across California will perform various forms of hula and chant at the three-day event.
Jalaysha Seals, founder and president of Jewelettez, formerly called Melanin Magic, discusses goals, expectations and values for the the first all-Black dance team at Long Beach State. Video by: Ralston Dacanay Edited by: Ralston Dacanay
Water bottle. Tennis shoes. Jazz shoes (optional). Face full of makeup (highly desired). The list of items given to auditionees for Long Beach State’s first all-Black dance team perfectly captured the playful, fiery spirit of its seven performers. New life was added to the team during auditions in the Kinesiology[Read More…]