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Lula Elzy Profile (1985)




Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-04-28

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: Elzy, Lula | DANCERS | Dance | Choreographers | New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Elzy, Lula Interviewee


This segment from the April 28, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s profile of Lula Elzy, a dancer, choreographer, and teacher at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). She discusses: her love of dance; learning to dance at age 17; her original plan to become a history teacher; participating in an Alvin Ailey summer program in New York City; her trip to Russia; the origins of her dance troupe, the Performing Company; teaching at NOCCA; and her future plans.