Students use techniques to dance

The Let’s Dance Company (LDC) hosted a Celebration of Dance this weekend, at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex at East Los Angeles College. The idea for this concert was to highlight the diverse dance programming of the East Los Angeles College Dance Department. The choreography showcase an array of dance techniques totaling 10 unique premiere dances and an exceptional performance summing up the concert that featured dancers’ innovative trends…

December 2, 2019
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ELAC evolves music for students Department ends year with multiple showcases

The East Los Angeles Music Department will be hosting a series of live musical events on-campus at the S2 Recital Hall during the holiday season. The events will feature student musicians from the ELAC Music Department and showcase the knowledge they have learned through the fall semester. A student recital will be held today at noon. Admission to the event is free. The ELAC Music Department will host a piano…

December 2, 2019
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Play portrays modern tale of Adam, Eve

“The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” begins with Adam and Steve in a bold new retelling of the Bible. Topics such as religion, sexuality, relationships and Aids come to light in a society that hates change and values conformity above all else. The play premiered on Friday in the Proscenium Theater. The doors opened to a handful of people excited to visualize a gay modernized version of Adam and Eve,…

December 2, 2019
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Love misguided in ‘Blood Wedding’

October 25, 2017

By Frank Portillo “Blood Wedding” could have been a great way to spend the holiday season, but the play fails to overcome mediocrity due to weak performances and a lackluster ending. The latest Theater Department production follows two characters that are in love with each other but are being pulled apart by society. Leonardo is married with a child but still lusts over the character known only as The Bride….

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‘Blood Wedding’ debuts Friday

By Frank Portillo The first play of the semester, “Blood Wedding,” is set to debut Friday. The play is based on a story by Federico Garcia Lorca from the ‘30s and is meant to be a commentary on society at the time of its inception. “Blood Wedding” focuses on Leonardo, played by Michael Herrera, who falls in love with The Bride, played by Miriam Menendez, despite the fact that she…

October 18, 2017
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World War I drama puts spotlight on women

April 19, 2017

By Christina Rodriguez “The Accrington Pals” by Peter Whelan brilliantly focuses on the women during World War I and their adversities. Whelan’s title refers to the 700 soldiers that marched voluntarily to the WWI in the summer of 1914 in Accrington, Lancashire, England. The play was directed by Kelley Hogan. The women of Accrington showcase their perspectives while their husbands, boyfriends or sweethearts embark to war. The play considers the…

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Theater arts students flourish in annual competition

By Dorany Pineda  Design students from the theater arts department won big at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) that took place Feb. 14-19 at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Stephen Azua and David Sanchez won first place against 68 other competitors in the Design and Technology categories of the Region 8 competitions. Azua won for his Lighting Design in East Los Angeles College’s production…

March 1, 2017
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ELAC Theatre Student Pushes to Dream

by Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College student Jasia Topete’s past involvements in theater have been a major contribution to her growth as a student and as a person. Theater and Chicano Studies major Jasia Topete has been involved in ELAC Theatre Arts Productions and in Casa 0101 plays. Last spring semester, Topete portrayed Sargent Verges in William Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by theatre arts instructor Kelly…

September 27, 2015
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‘Kindred’ goes on the road

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department is invited to perform the play “Kindred” at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb 10-14. The festival will be held at Dixie State University St. in George, Utah. The theatre department will be competing in Region VII. The region consist of college from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada and Utah. The department is holding…

February 7, 2015
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Former Elan shares success in theater

May 16, 2014

  By Marlene Grajeda East Los Angeles College alumni Marcelo Olivas shares his success with the theatre department that first got him to the path towards his career as a professional actor. Olivas grew up in El Sereno with his grandparent for the first five years of his life. At his mother’s return he moved in with her to live out the rest of his adolescence. It was during the…

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