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.
Every few years, Long Beach State University’s music and dance departments join forces to present a collaborative work and this year’s presentation of “Fusion” will showcase a diverse range of dance pieces. In partnership with the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony and the CSULB Chamber Choir, “Fusion” will feature three premieres[Read More…]
A vibrant and engaging dance performance from CONTRA-TIEMPO explores issues in today’s society through diverse movements and the expression of joy. CONTRA-TIEMPO, a dance company that combines multiple styles such as salsa, Afro-Cuban and contemporary, is collaborating with Los Angeles band Las Cafeteras to premiere its show joyUS justUS 8[Read More…]
Making your way through the crowded quad, walking by colorful tents to the sounds of cheering club members and blasting music can only mean one thing — Week of Welcome. The two-day event happens every semester at Long Beach State and provides an opportunity for students to see what the[Read More…]
Two volunteers stepped forward from the crowd, and the man with the microphone handed them an elongated black, zip-closed bag with clothes inside. They fumbled to unzip it and took turns pulling out the bag’s contents one by one to dress the naked mannequin: a hat, a dress shirt, suspenders,[Read More…]