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Louise Reichlin & Dancers
10:30 am and 12:00 pm
8642 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

The unique use of native river rocks set into the architecture and interior of the building of the historic 1925 Stone House and the restriction of only six people in a room inspired Louise Reichlin to create this work for 4th through 6th grade students. Working with our dancers, the students explore the site and art work there, learning and creating movement phrases, and are then integrated into an original dance based on both the architecture and dance movement with our professional company. It is a totally kinetic approach to the building as the students are both audience on either the outside lawn or inside room, and are part of the performance in the patio area at the appropriate time.

It's FREE to the general public, but seats are limited, so please reserve yours now by phone, 213-385-1171 or email. There will be 2 schools working with us. Please contact us for fees for this and additional dates.

The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center is a Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Center of the Department of Cultural Affairs. This piece is part of The Reality Series and is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency through a grant called "Creating Public Value". It is also funded by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. The events of this season are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Photo credit: Louise Reichlin
Dancers in photos (and in the performances) are Anaja Holloway, Hudson Oliveira, Sung-Yun Park, Stephanie Simpson and Jaclyn Speas.

See video clip - DANCE AT THE STONE HOUSE

Just Past

  • Sunday, September 14, 2008 - Tri Art Festival at the Warner Grand in San Pedro, FREE!

3:00 pm. Excerpts from "The Patchwork Girl of Oz"
5:30 pm. "The Reality Series"

See video clip - THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

See video clip - IDENTITY from THE REALITY SERIES

See video clip - SHAMPOO AND LOS(T) ANGELES from THE REALITY SERIES

THE OFFICIAL TRI ART FESTIVAL WEBSITE AND COMPLETE SCHEDULE/ ALL COMPANIES ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 (Once there, click on Dance Troupes, Performances and Warner Grand Schedule)

Warner Grand Theatre including directions and parking. The Warner Grand is a restored art deco theatre that first opened to the public in 1931. It is located at 478 West 6th Street in San Pedro, just "below"Pacific and 6th Street intersection. Parking is free on Sundays.

LA Choroeographers & Dancers director is Louise Reichlin. Featured performers include Lynn Campbell, Karla Hagen, Janet Huey, Tamara Kagel, Sung-Yun Park, Louise Reichlin, Stephanie Simpson, Jaclyn Speas, Salinee Vanichanan.

[photo credit Patchwork Girl: Sallie DeEtte Mackie, photo credit Reality Series: Paul Antico]

LA Choreographers and Dancers is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Also by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

  • "THE REALITY SERIES"

    The Shampoo
    Los(t) Angeles
    Identity

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers/
    LA Choreographers & Dancers
    in the premiere of their new interactive dance/multimedia series.

    Saturday May 10, 2008
    2 performances at 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
    Madrid Theatre
    21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park CA 91303
    Tickets: $25, $20 general, $20, $15 DRC/senior/student (with ID)

    Additional Information or group sales of 25 tickets ($250) contact us directly at 213-385-1171.

    About: Every day, ubiquitous ideas, objects, and movement surround us, and yet can go unnoticed. But if examined these ideas raise our awareness, expands our horizons and let us see the world in a new way. This theme guided the crafting of the three pieces in The Reality Series. Each will use members of the audience either as volunteers, or to propel the work as it unfolds on stage. Also on program are Selections from The Tennis Dances, some not seen since 1999. Plus a tribute to tapper Alfred Desio. More on this to be announced.

"The Shampoo": Company director Louise Reichlin asks the audience, "Who wouldn't mind getting their hair wet?" as hairdresser Lynn Campbell stands by in her black smock near a sink basin ready to simulate a shampoo. A member of the audience receives a hair wash as the dancers explore the feelings of sensuality and energy created through the tactile experience of hair, bubbles and water. The piece brings to consciousness the latent feelings of sensuality, freedom and comfort present in a simple salon shampoo.

"Los(t) Angeles": Although it's technically one city, LA's diverse cultures spawn innumerable perceptions and realities, often dividing the city along multiple lines, as with the recent immigration protests. Dancers recruit audience members to explore modern hip-hop and traditional ethnic dance forms, while others are content to watch. Through this process, the disconnectedness between the cast, the audience members participating and those watching will mirror many of the realities of one of the most diverse cities on Earth.


"Identity": Have you ever received spam email asking you:
to buy the willing wife?
to save a dying man?
to sponsor a queen?
to trust an assassin?
to free a doomed mistress?
to make a deal with an entrepreneur?
to hide money for a soldier?

Director Louise Reichlin was inspired by some of the creative appeals she actually receives, and this work is both a dance and an interactive identity mystery. The audience discovers clues and controls movement themes between shadowy dancers, working together to strip away identities and layers of realities in order to solve the mystery. The piece was developed in collaboration between Reichlin and the dancers with the content humorous, frightening, and touching.

Director is Louise Reichlin. Media collaborator is Carol Gehring. Featured dancers include Karla Hagen, Anaja Holloway, Tamara Kagel, Sung-Yun Park, Stephanie Simpson, Salinee Vanichanan, Teya Wolvington, and Alexandria Yalj. Guest Flamenco artist is Batista Gremaud.

The Reality Series is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency through a grant called "Creating Public Value". It is also funded by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. The events of this season are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. This production is made possible, in part, by a grant from Friends of the Madrid.


Large postcard - THE REALITY SERIES
See video clip - THE REALITY SERIES

Performance photos: Dustin Pearlman, Studio photos: Paul Antico

  • "THE REALITY SERIES"

    The Shampoo
    Los(t) Angeles
    Identity

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers/
    LA Choreographers & Dancers
    in a preview of their new interactive dance/multimedia series.

    Sunday March 9, 2008
    2 performances at 1:00 and 4:00 pm.
    The Rosalie and Alva Performance Gallery
    1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro CA 90732
    Tickets: $15 general, $13 DRC/senior/student (with ID)

    Reservations: 213-385-1171. Limited seating. Free parking.

Director is Louise Reichlin. Media collaborator is Carol Gehring. Featured dancers include Karla Hagen, Anaja Holloway, Tamara Kagel, Sung-Yun Park, Stephanie Simpson, Salinee Vanichanan, Teya Wolvington, and Alexandria Yalj. Guest Flamenco artist is Batista Gremaud.

The Reality Series is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency through a grant called "Creating Public Value". It is also funded by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. The events of this season are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

  • LOS(T) ANGELES

    Part of "The Reality Series"

    IN PROGRESS AS PART OF MAX 10

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers and 9 others

    Monday November 5, 2007, at 7:30 pm.
    The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice CA 90291
    $8, no reservations, free parking, free drinks, free snacks.

  • DANCE AT THE STONE HOUSE

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Thursday October 18, 2007 at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
    Sun Valley Youth Arts Center
    8642 Sunland Blvd.
    Sun Valley CA 91352
    FREE
    Seating is limited and reservations are required:
    213-385-1171
    Driving directions: Off the 5, several blocks north on right side, street parking
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    "Dance at the Stone House" performed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers is a site specific work that uses audience participation to design a dance work based on the unusual architecture and art that is the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center with 2 performances at 10:30 am and 12:00 noon. Free admission for general audience but reservations required due to limited seating. Admission fee of $3.00 for participating 4th - 6th grade students. The first segment of The Reality Series, this piece focuses on the unique architecture and children's art that is part of the historic 1925 building that houses the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center.

    Built in 1925, the building, designated a City Cultural Historical monument has been transformed into a first-of-its-kind art education center in the East San Fernando Valley, opening its classes to the public less than a year ago. This piece is the first of Reichlin's "The Reality Series", all of which are interactive, where the audience will become more aware of elements around us we often don't notice. Concert parts of this series will follow at Alvas in San Pedro on March 9, 2008, and the Nate Holden PAC on May 10, 2008.

    The Dance at the Stone House is an interactive performance project created by the professional dance company working with 60 elementary and middle school students for each performance/workshop. Because of the preservation restriction of only 6 people in each of the inside rooms, small groups of students will filter into each area inside and outside the building and create with a company dancer an original dance freeze or phrase based on the architecture or artwork there. Once they have created their phrases, the students will rotate between two audience areas, one inside The Stone House, and one on the outside lawn. Louise Reichlin & Dancers will then perform a completed work that incorporates the 10 short phrases set to music on a patio area that is visible to both the inside and outside audiences' areas.

    Created and narrated by Louise Reichlin, the featured dancers in the performance are Karla Hagen, Anaja Holloway, Rocio Ponce, Salinee Vanichanan, and C. Ivy.

    The Reality Series is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency through a grant called "Creating Public Value". It is also funded by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. The events of this season are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

  • DANCE AT BRAND SERIES

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Sunday March 18, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    Brand Library and Art Center
    1600 West Mountain Street
    Glendale CA 91201
    FREE
    Information:
    818-548-2030
    Additional Information:
    213-385-1171 (LA C&D)
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    Brand Art and Music Events

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers' Brand performance includes the first look at "The Shampoo". The first work in the new "The Reality Series" Reichlin will examine everyday events and actions that we don't give too much thought to, such as a shampoo, and suddenly we become aware of the sensuality, freedom and comfort present in this simple salon action. Besides the dance and music by Afrocelt Sound System, the piece includes audience involvement that will help shape each performance.

    Also on the program are excerpts from a recent joyous work "The Patchwork Girl of Oz - "The choreography used a wonderfully playful approach - the music a delightful surprise..." (The Beverly Hills Outlook). The Los Angeles Times compliments Linda Borough's designs, saying that the "colorful costumes pleased and there was a certain naive quality that grabbed at the heart." In regards to the show's "jubilant dancing," the Times added, "there is a lot going on choreographically to sate a dance lover's appetite." There will also be audience participation in several of the dances.

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers burst into the public eye in 1979 with their first performance at the Anson Ford Theatre when "Reichlin created a sensation with "The Tennis Dances" (Dance News). Over the years she has continued to examine our society from its most primitive nature to the emergence of the information age with "The E-mail Dances" in 1996. Through multiple performances for the 23rd Olympiad, a summer series at the LA Zoo, touring the US and Mexico with "Dream Scapes" and "The Patchwork Girl of Oz", Reichlin has consistently created "probing and provocative" works (Dance Magazine)

    Featured dancers include: Erik Abbott-Main, Kiyoko Ando, Lindsay Dale, Anaja Holloway, Steve Nielsen, Sung-Yun Park, Eva Wieland and Teya Wolvington. Lynn Campbell of Shear Perfection is the Hairdresser. Direction, choreography and narration for the production are by Louise Reichlin.

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. It is sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library and Art Gallery.

  • THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ AT THE MADRID

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Saturday December 3, 2005 at 2 and 5 pm
    The Madrid Theatre
    21622 Sherman Way
    Canoga Park CA 91303
    Tickets: Gen. Admission $15, one child free with each general admission. Additional children under 12 are $5.
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    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers A dance, multi-media, and spoken word performance about a magical, modern-day fable celebrating the importance of family, cooperation and friendship. Part of our 26th Anniversary Season!

    After packing houses in four states, Louise Reichlin & Dancers, a performing company of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, returns to the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park with its critically acclaimed production "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at 2 and 5 pm.

    Adapted from the original children's classic by L. Frank Baum, creator of "The Wizard of Oz," this magical, modern-day fable brings to life the adventures of Ojo, as he goes on a quest to bring his uncle, who has been turned into marble, back to life. Along the way he makes new friends, including the marvelously contemporary Patchwork Girl, and learns the importance of working together as part of a community.

    The multi-ethnic cast performs ten fantastical dances, woven together with multimedia, music, and narration that help tell the story. Although the original book was written in 1913, its values, emphasizing cooperation, family, friendship, forgiveness, respect for all life and ultimately self-reliance, are still important almost 100 years later.

    This show is perfect for parents and children to attend together. While younger viewers will be delighted by the magical world of Oz and Ojo's adventures, adults will find sophisticated dance, music, and multimedia imagery most fulfilling.

    Featured dancers in "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" include: Kiyoko Ando, Kelly Gill, Steve Nielsen, Sung-Yun Park, Leah Smiley, Ben Wolff, Teya Wolvington and Kati Zachary. Direction, choreography and narration for the production are by Louise Reichlin. Costumes are by Linda Borough. Richard Wainess created the original media for Part 1. Video artists for Part 2 are Michael Masucci, Videographer, and Shinji Murakoshi, VJ Artist.


    These performances are made possible in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Other fundors this season include the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. The Madrid Theatre is professionally managed by Valley Cultural Center and is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.
    All Patchwork Girl photos: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

  • THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Wednesday July 27, 2005 at 7 pm
    Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
    Memorial Park at the shell
    85 E. Holly, Pasadena 91103
    (across from the Armory for the Arts on Raymond)
    Free admission to the outside location. Bring a blanket.
    Information:213-385-1171 (LA C&D)
    626-683-3230 (Levitt Pavilion)

  • THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Saturday, April 9 at 2pm and 5pm
    Sunday, April 10 at 2pm and 5pm
    The Ivy Substation Theatre
    9070 Venice Blvd.
    Culver City, CA 90232
    (where Culver and Venice Blvd's meet)
    General admission $10, with one child free with each general admission. Additional children under 12 are $5.
    Information: 213-385-1171

  • Join us in the city where the original "Wizard of Oz" by the same author L. Frank Baum was filmed. As part of our 25th Anniversary Season we present a magical modern-day fable that brings to life the adventures of Ojo, as he goes on a quest to bring his uncle, who has been turned into marble, back to life. Along the way he makes new friends, including the marvelously contemporary Patchwork Girl, and learns the importance of working together as part of a community. Although the original book was written in 1913, its values, emphasizing cooperation, family, friendship, respect for all life and ultimately self-reliance, are still important almost 100 years later. Critics have praised the production not only for the story interest, but also for its imaginative combining of jubilant dancing and choreography, lively and exotic music, sophisticated multimedia, and fabulous costumes that will keep both children and adults happily in their seats for the 90 minute running time.

    Direction, choreography, and narration: Louise Reichlin
    Linda Borough, Costumer
    Richard Wainess, Multimedia Design
    Michael Masucci, Videographer
    Shinji Murakoshi, VJ Artist
    Featured dancers: Thomas Charles Barkley III, Melanie Jane Cortez, Alberto Hernandez, Julia Huddleston, Melissa Miles, Alison Mixon, Steven Nielsen, and Yesenia Serratos. Direction, choreography and narration for the production are by Louise Reichlin.
    Also participating with special dances are students from Linwood Howe and Manchester Elementary School's.
    These performances are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Culver City Art in Public Places Fund with support from the Sony Pictures Entertainment Platinum Sponsorship. Other fundors this season include the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Milken Family Foundation, and Mervyns.
    All Patchwork Girl photos: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

  • THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Sunday, December 5, 2004, at 3:00 pm
    Monday, December 6, 2004, at 10:00 am
    Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
    4800 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood CA 90027
    General admission $10, with one child free with each general admission. Additional children under 12 are $5.
    Information: 213-385-1171

  • A fantastical production with colorful costumes, a multimedia set, and some spectacular modern dance that make this a dazzling journey into the land of Oz - one that will envelop the imaginations of young and old alike.

    "The choreography used a wonderfully playful approach... the music a delightful surprise... along with sophisticated multimedia." (The Beverly Hills Outlook)

    Direction, choreography, and narration: Louise Reichlin
    Linda Borough, Costumer
    Richard Wainess, Multimedia Design
    Michael Masucci, Videographer
    Shinji Murakoshi, VJ Artist
    Featured dancers: Jamie Benson, Melanie Jane Cortez, Alberto Hernandez, Alison Mixon, Steven Nielsen, Kat Noel, Valerie Salgado and Yesenia Serratos
    This performance and season is made possible, in part, by grants from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and Mervyn's.
    All Patchwork Girl photos: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

  • "JAZZ HEARTBEAT
    Exploring the Rhythms Of Jazz"
    CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA JUST JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
    Featuring Alfred Desio, Solo Tap Dancer, directing Colburn Kids Tap/L.A. & Friends
    Francisco Aquabella, Cuban conguero, Kevin Kanner, drums, Malik So, African percussionist

    Location: Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood CA
    Date: September 19, 2004
    Time: 8:00 pm.
    Tickets: $30, $24, Full-time Students and Children 12 & under $12
    Ticket sales: 323-461-3673
    Web sites: Ford Amphitheatre
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  • TARGET ARTS LIVE SERIES PRESENTS:
    THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers

    Sept. 19, 2003, at 10:00 am (FREE, reservations required for groups)
    Sept. 20, 2003, at 2:00 pm (FREE, no reservations required)
    Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park CA 91303
    Information: 818-347-9938

  • A magical, modern-day fable that uniquely incorporates dance, multi-media screen projections, animation, spoken word, and music.
    Direction, choreography, and narration: Louise Reichlin
    Featured dancers in the "Target Arts Live Series" are: Janell Burgess, Meredith Kennemer, Robert Mulrey, Natalie Pausch, Shannon Schwait, Christine Tomasello, Kelly Wilkinson, and Wil-son Williams.
    Linda Borough, Costumer
    Richard Wainess, Multimedia Design
    Michael Masucci, Videographer
    Shinji Murakoshi, VJ Artist
    The Target Arts Live series is made possible by the Target Corporation and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.
    Patchwork Girl photos: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

CATCH US ON TOUR IN 03-04

  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    September 9, 2003 (Dream Scapes)Clemson, NC
    September 13, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Frostberg State U., MD
    September 16, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Newberry Opera House, Newberry SC
    September 17, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Greensborough NC
    September 18, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Stevens Center,Winston Salem, NC
    September 19, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Hatsboro PA
    September 20, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Bellair MD
    September 23, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Ogdenburg NY
    October 3 and 4, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Norris Theatre Palos Verdes CA
    October 10, 2003 (Dream Scapes) V Festival Internacional Tamaulipas, including Espacio Cultural Metropolitano, Tampico, Mexico
    October 11, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Castillo Ledon, C.C.T, Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
    October 12, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Centro de Convenciones, Mundo Nuevo, Matamoros, Mexico
    October 13, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Gimnacio, Reynosa, Mexico
    October 14, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Teatro de la Ciudad, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
    October 18, 2003 (Dream Scapes) Western Hall, Western Illinois Univ Macomb IL
    January 24, 2004 (Dream Scapes) Fredrickburg MD
    February 24, 2004 (Dream Scapes)Ocean Reef Theater Keys, FL
    April 3, 2004 (Dream Scapes) McCallum Theatre, Palm Springs, CA
    April 4, 2004 (The Patchwork Girl of Oz) Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA

  • DREAM SCAPES

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers


  • Location: Norris Theatre
    27570 Crossfield Dr, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
    Date: Friday and Saturday, October 3 & 4, 2003
    Time: 8:00 pm.

    Program: The story leads you on a futuristic cyber journey enhanced with multimedia, lush sets, magical illusions, and powerful music. Stunning visuals and riveting choreography make this performance a visual and audible feast. Five aerialists from Cirque Du Soleil perform amazing aerial ballets and a cast of all-stars (featuring members of Supertramp and the famed Rippingtons) converge in concert to weave a dramatic tapestry of music and song. Created by Steve Reid who also writes the music, Choreography is by Louise Reichlin. The productions returns to Los Angeles after a 3 week east coast tour in September. Following the Norris performances, there is a tour to Mexico for 5 performances as part of V Festival Internacional Tamaulipas.

    Tickets: $36 general, $18 students
    Norris Theatre: 310-544-0403
    Additional Information: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171
    Web sites: Norris Theatre
    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

  • THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

Excerpts from the Dance Multimedia work at the Rainbow Pavilion, Long Beach Hyatt at the Western Arts Alliance Booking Conference.

Sept. 4, 2003 at 8:30 pm
Sept. 5, 2003 at 7:30 pm
Featured in Long Beach are: Louise Reichlin and Elizabeth Brookman, Janell Burgess, Steven Nielsen, Natalie Pausch, Shannon Schwait, Christine Tomasello, Tina Tsunoda and Wil-son Williams.

FREE

  • KICK UP YOUR HEELS

The Pasadena Pops Orchestra
Louise Reichlin & Dancers
Alfred Desio, Solo Tap Dancer

August 15/16, 2003. 7:30 pm
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada, CA 91011 CA
626-792-7677

Program: The program includes choreography and performance by Louise Reichlin & Dancers in dances from "On the Town," "West Side Story," (music for both by Leonard Bernstein) "Rodeo," (music by Aaron Copland), Tango (music by Astor Piazolla), "The Tennis Dances" (excerpt with music by Darius Milhaud), Medley from Grease (music by Custer), and excerpt from "Sleeping Beauty" (music by Tchaikovsky), danced to live symphony conducted by Maestra Rachel Worby. Alfred Desio will perform a solo tap work for piano and tap dancer.

Featured dancers in the "Kick Up Your Heels" concert include: Elizabeth Brookman, Danny Davalos, Danielle Lewis, Steven Nielsen, Natalie Pausch, Brian Pelletier, Ellen Rosa, Christine Tomasello, and Wil-son Williams. Choreography is by Louise Reichlin. For tickets, call 626-792-7677. Or visit the Pasadena Pops.

  • CAUGHT BETWEEN: DANCING FOR CAMERA AND LIVE AUDIENCE

A mixed bill including Louise Reichlin & Dancers in YELLOW STAR A Dance Multimedia work from "The E-Mail Dances"

August 2, 2003. 8:00 pm
August 3, 2003. 7:00 pm
Ivar Theatre
1605 Ivar Ave. (west of Vine, between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028 CA
310-645-9419

Featured dancers in "Yellow Star" are: Louise Reichlin, Elizabeth Brookman, Angela Drown, Danielle Lewis, Steven Nielsen, Ellen Rosa, Christine Tomasello and Kelly Wilkinson.

NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN!

  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    Bing Theatre, USC
    University Park, Los Angeles CA 90089
    Sunday, June 22, 2003
    4:00 pm.

    *Premiere of Dances from Rodeo and On the Town
    *The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Part 2 & Final Chapter
    *Come Fly Away (from Dream Scapes)
    *Yellow Star (from The E-Mail Dances)

    Tickets: $14 general, $10 students, seniors, DRC, $6 children under 12
    Information: 213-385-1171
    Pay for tickets on line


  • Featured dancers: Elizabeth Brookman, Steven Nielsen, Natalie Pausch, Jessica Emily Peasant, Ellen Rosa, Shannon Schwait, Christine Tomasello, Tina Tsunoda and Wil-son Williams. Video artists for the production are Michael Masucci, Videographer, and Shinji Murakoshi, VJ Artist. Costumes are by Linda Borough, with additional costumes by Diane Defranco Brown. Direction, choreography and narration for the production are by Louise Reichlin.

  • CA PREMIERE OF COMPLETE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ
    FINAL CHAPTER

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    Dec. 7/8 and 14/15, 2002, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica
    Tickets: LA C&D, 213-385-1171
    $14 general, $10 student, senior, DRC, $6 children under 12

  • Direction, choreography, and narration: Louise Reichlin
    Dancers include: Elizabeth Brookman, Sarah Jenkins, Steven Nielsen, Tara Page, Natalie Pausch, Louise Reichlin, Shannon Schwait, Tina Tsunoda, Wil-son Williams.
    Linda Borough, Costumer
    Richard Wainess, Multimedia Design
    Michael Masucci, Videographer
    Shinji Murakoshi, VJ Artist
    Special participation by students of Franklin and John Muir Elementary Schools, Santa Monica
    On the Town and Patchwork Girl photos: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers performs "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" A Dance/Multimedia/Theater work based on the writings of L. Frank Baum

    FREE, Parts 1 and 2
    Saturday October 5, 2002, as part of Arts Open House
    9:30 am Cal State Northridge Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge
    Info: CSUN, 818-677-3943
    Info: LA C&D, 213-385-1171

Direction, choreography, and narration: Louise Reichlin
Dancers this season include: Elizabeth Brookman, Andy Fosmark, Sarah Jenkins, Steven Nielsen, Tara Page, Louise Reichlin, Ellen Rosa, Shannon Schwait, Tina Tsunoda, Wil-son Williams.
Linda Borough, Costumer
Richard Wainess, Multimedia Design, Michael Masucci, Videographer
Special participation by the students of Calahan and Dearborn Elementary Schools




  • Alfred Desio performs at Zipper Hall FREE, Opening Gala Presented by the Colburn School of Performing Arts
    Sunday October 6, 2002, a shared program on the Distinguished Faculty Series
    3:00 pm Colburn School of Performing Arts, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
    Info: Colburn School, 213-621-2200

CATCH US ON TOUR

  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    July 27 (Dream Scapes) The Spencer, Alta NM
    Sept. 24 (Dream Scapes) Southwest PAC, El Centro CA
    Sept. 27 (Dream Scapes) Maheffrery PAC, St. Petersburg FL
    Oct. 19 (Dream Scapes) Dunn Center for the PA, Weslayan Col, Rocky Mt, NC
    Nov. 19-23 (The Patchwork Girl of Oz) Myrna Loy Center, Helena MT (an NPN residency)CA
    Nov. 25 (The Patchwork Girl of Oz) Colonial Theatre, Idaho Falls Arts Council, ID
    Feb. 8 (Dream Scapes) Fox Cities PAC, Appleton WI

  • Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Louise Reichlin & Dancers, Melange in Dream Scapes


    Location: El Portal, 5269 Lankershim, North Hollywood, CA
    Dates: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 2002, at 8:00 pm.
    Tickets: $35 $45 $55 and $25 (Students) Call Tickets LA at 323-655-TKTS.
    Information: Art 2 Ear: 818-766-8891
    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171
    Credits: Written, Directed and Music by Steve Reid, Aerials and Cirque Arts by Melange. Choreographed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers, Illusions and Staging by David Mendoza at Magicraft, Lighting by Liz Stillwell, Surround Sound by Paul Carlson

  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers at Los Angeles Theatre Center

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 3:00 pm.

Program: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Parts I and 2, presented by Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

Admission: $10 Tickets: 213-485-1681

Program Features: Reichlin, director of Louise Reichlin & Dancers, and faculty member of USC's Thornton School of Music, writes, choreographs and directs. Part I was created in collaboration with Richard Wainess, Information Technology Program, School of Engineering, USC, as multimedia designer. Dancers include Elizabeth Brookman, Janell Burgess, Adrienne Fisher, Sarah Sydney Jenkins, Brian Pelletier, Louise Reichlin, Ellen Rosa, Shannon Schwait, and Wil-son Williams. Linda Borough, Costumer, and long time collaborator with Reichlin, creates the costumes for The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Michael Masucci, Video Artist and Director of EZTV Media, creates the "Dorothy Gale" video for the opening of Act 2.

Credits for Patchwork photo: By Sallie DeEtte Mackie

  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers at Alfred Newman Hall.

Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 3:00 pm.

Location: Newman Concert Hall, USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 3:00 pm.
Program: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Parts I and 2, presented by the Flora Thornton School of Music, USC.
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating limited. Arrive early.
Information: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, 213-385-1171

  • Sunday, October 7, 2001, 3:00 pm. Zipper Hall, Colburn School of Performing Art/ Distinguished Faculty Series. A free performance including Alfred Desio, solo tap dancer, Rick Naill, cello, Donald Vega, piano, performing music from West Side Story. 200 S. Grand Avnue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Phone: 213-621-2200.

  • Saturday, October 6, 2001, 10:00 am. Cal State Northridge Performing Arts Center/Los Angeles Arts Open House. A free performance by Louise Reichlin & Dancers of both the dance and multimedia piece "The Patchwork Girl of Oz." 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge CA 91330. Phone: 818-677-3943

  • Saturday, September 29, 2001, 10:15 am. City of Walnut Family Festival Street Fair/Dancing In the Streets. A free performance by Louise Reichlin & Dancers of the dance "The Patchwork Girl of Oz." 909-598-5605

  • Sunday, September 16, 2001, 3:00 pm. Screening of Two in Tails (Zwei in Frack) starring Alfred Desio and Sam Weber at the Long Beach International Film Festival at the Queen Mary. On their web site click on schedule and then onto "Short Film Competition 4." Tickets available on web for purchase ($8-10) or call 562-938-9687 for information. See photo and article.

  • Sunday, April 8, 2001, at 4:00 pm.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers at Alfred Newman Hall


Credits for graphics: Illustrations of The Patchwork Girl of Oz by John R. Neill for the book by the same name by L. Frank Baum.

Location: Newman Concert Hall, USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2001, at 4:00 pm.
Program: Louise Reichlin & Dancers in the Music Masters Faculty Series for the Flora Thornton School of Music, USC.
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating limited. Arrive early.
Information: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, 213-385-1171

  • Saturday, March 24, 2001, at 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers at Zipper Hall.

The program of dance, music, and adventure created for children, families, and people of all ages includes the premiere of THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ, PART I, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, published in 1913. The piece uniquely meshes dance and technology, with Louise Reichlin writing the adaptation, choreographing and directing, and Richard Wainess of the USC School of Engineering Faculty creating the multimedia sections. The characters, who have extraordinary adventures, have the same concerns as we have today, and we feel connected to them whether they are everyday people or more unusual creatures. Also on the program is THE FIVE SISTERS. (please see description below) Featuring: Karen Acosta, Katina Childs, Jennifer Flanagan, Carlene Lai, Mandy Langen, Louise Reichlin, Yuki Tomino, Shelby Williams and Wil-son Williams.

Credits for graphics: Illustrations of The Patchwork Girl of Oz by John R. Neill for the book by the same name by L. Frank Baum.

Location: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School of Performing Arts 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2001, at 2:00 and 4:00 pm.
Program: The Patchwork Girl of Oz (premiere), The Five Sisters
Tickets: $20, 15 (stu, DRC), 10 (12 and under) $5 discount for ArtsCard holders on $20 tickets. A $5 discount on all tickets if bought in advance.
Information: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, 213-385-1171.






  • Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 5:00 pm.

  • Alfred Desio and Colburn Kids Tap/L.A. at Zipper Hall
    A program of tap dance.

  • Location: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School of Performing Arts 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Date: Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 5:00 pm.
    Admission: Free and open to the public.
    Information: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, 213-385-1171 or The Colburn School of Performing Arts, 213-621-2200.

















    Louise Reichlin & Dancers returns to the Los Angeles Children's Museum.. Included is THE FIVE SISTERS, a narrated tale about five girls who decide to leave their familiar garden and explore more of the world. During their travels they meet and become characters in mysterious works The Magician and Folk Dance from Reichlin's Turkish Delights along with the Harem section from the critically acclaimed work The Tennis Dances. All their adventures are woven together in dance and Eastern music. Admission is free with $5 museum entrance fee. Louise Reichlin directs and choreographs the program, which also includes some audience participation. Featuring: Karen Acosta, Dana Berk, Shaun Curtin, Jennifer Flanagan, Mandy Langen, Sharon Pennix, Louise Reichlin, Yuki Tomino, Shelby Williams.

    Funded in part by Mervyn's California and Target.

    Location: Los Angeles Children's Museum, 310 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Information: Los Angeles Children's Museum - 213-687-8800
    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers - 213-385-1171.

























    • Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 8:00 pm.

    Alfred Desio, Director of Zapped Taps(tm)/Alfred Desio, a performing company of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presented by the San Diego Symphony conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. The performance begins at 8 pm. Desio choreographs Morton Gould's Concerto For Tap Dancer and Orchestra.

    Location: Copley Symphony Hall, 1245 Seventh Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

    Program: Part of the "Light Bulb Series" that uncovers the mysteries of classical music by taking guests on a journey that is interactive, informal and fun. This one features Morton Gould's concerto For Tap Dancer and Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. The Concerto will be choreographed by Alfred Desio, and performed by Desio, Antoine Grant, and Demetria Moss. The additional dancers are members of Colburn Kids Tap/L.A., a special project of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers and the Colburn School of Performing Arts.

    Admission: $10-$45

    Information & Tickets: San Diego Symphony: 619-235-0804
    Website: San Diego Symphony.

    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171
    Website: Alfred Desio

    • Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at 7:00 pm.
    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers at the Bovard Auditorium, USC

    Louise Reichlin & Dancers, a performing company of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers will be presented by the Performing Arts Program Board at USC as part of their week-long "Celebration of Creative Women." The performance, free and open to the public, will begin at 7 pm. The program will also celebrate the twentieth season of the company and the twentieth birthday of the signature piece of the group, The Tennis Dances with a revival of the complete work.

    Location: Bovard Auditorium
    USC Campus, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089

    Program: The Tennis Dances (20 year anniversary revival of entire 30 minute work) and selections of Urban and Tribal Dances.

    Admission: Admission to the show is free and open to the public There is parking available on campus for $6.

    Information: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171
    USC Program Board: 213-740-5656

    Louise Reichlin directs and choreographs the company's and the dancework's 20 year anniversary revival of the critically acclaimed work. When first produced in 1979, reviewers said: "Reichlin created a sensation with The Tennis Dances" (Dance News), "The program ended brilliantly, thanks to Reichlin's Tennis Dances, which dates back to 1979. In this ten-part suite the tennis court becomes a metaphor, of course, for life's stage. And life, as Reichlin sees it, is indeed a stage, one crowded with a broad spectrum of attitudes. Here is a choreographer who arguably picks up the feminist point of view where Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis left off. To observe the universe as it is inhabited by women, she harks back to ancient times and mythic symbols." (DanceMagazine, Perlmutter) "One of Louise Reichlin's most effective works is her signature piece, Tennis Dances, which is a unique dance that is almost cinematic in its effects. She creates on stage the illusion of long shots, montages, quick cuts, and individual close-ups that are usually seen only in the film or video media." (DanceMagazine, Bradburn)

    More than 245 dancers have been in the cast of The Tennis Dances since it premiered at USC's Bovard Auditorium 20 years ago. Dancers for this version include Dana Berk, Jemila Berridge, Lisa Bowers, Shelly Cunningham, Jennifer Flanagan, Ross Graves, Deidre Jenner, Mandy Langen, Sharon Pennix, Louise Reichlin, and Shante Walker. Linda Borough is costumer.

    • Wednesday thru Friday, July 28-30, 1999
    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and the Reed Whipple Cultural Center

    A program of dance, music, and adventure created for children, families and people of all ages. At the Charleston Heights Arts Center, on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 10:30 am (children) and at 2:00 pm (families). At the Reed Whipple Cultural Center on Friday, July 30, 1999 at 2:00 pm (children) and 7:00 pm (families).

    Locations: Charleston Heights Arts Center
    800 South Brush Street
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Reed Whipple Cultural Center
    821 Las Vegas Blvd. North
    Las Vegas, Neveda

    Information: City of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs, Joanne Lentino : 702-229-6383.
    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171

    Program:

    Louise Reichlin directs and choreographs. Linda Borough is costume designer. Eileen Cooley is lighting designer. Featured dancers include Marco Carreon, Lisa Casullo, Allison Higa, Tracy Chudoba-Wood, Deidre Marissa Jenner, JoEllyn Musser, Louise Reichlin, and Jose Reyes. The Lion and the Mermaid is about a young Lion cub named Jose who came to this country when he was very young, and a Mermaid named Allison, who swam to California from Hawaii. Featured on the program is the tale about the adventures and travels of The Woman With One Head If she sounds ordinary, the people she meets are not! An ingenious audience participation piece allows members of the audience to meet the different characters in the dance, and become part of the action. A colorful Eastern Suite called The Five Sisters includes the mysterious works The Magician and Folk Dance from Turkish Delights along with the Harem section from the critically acclaimed work The Tennis Dances.

    • Wednesday through Sunday, July 28-August 1, 1999
    • Zapped Taps(tm)/Alfred Desio at the St. Louis Tap Festival

    Alfred Desio joins an all-star faculty to teach at the 8th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival, with a program featuring Savion Glover, Leonard Reed, Henry Letang, Jimmy Slyde, Paul and Arlene Kennedy, Cholly Atkins, Fred Kelly, The Silver Belles, Dianne Walker, Van Porter, Sam Weber, Acia Gray, Yvette Glover, Jo Rowan, Lane Alexander, Jan Feager, Alfred Desio, Pascal Hulin, Six Feet of Rhythm, The Danny Holgate Band, Austin Tap Company, St. Louis Hoofers, Creative Expressions, Ten Foot Five, The Kennedy Tap Company, North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble with special appearances by Prince Spencer, Maceo Anderson, Al Robinson, and Mickey Carroll. Produced by the Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute, Inc., four days of classes culminate in a Tap Concert on Sunday August 1 at the The Fabulous Fox, 527 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO. For information on classes and the festival, contact Robert Reed at Tapdancer@msn.com or call 314-776-4914. For the performance, call Metrotix at 314-534-1111.

     

    • Saturday, May 22, 1999. 3 pm.
    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers at the International Performing Arts Festival For Youth

    A program of dance, music, and adventure created for children, families and people of all ages. At the Bing Theatre, USC Campus, on Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 3 pm.

    Location: Bing Theatre, USC Campus
    University Park
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
    Information: University of Southern California: 213-740-7111.
    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171

    Admission for the full day, which includes three mainstage family oriented programs and multiple outside stages and activities is $10. Family passes are $30 for the entire family. For directions and a complete schedule visit the web-site International Performing Arts Festival For Youth

     

    • Saturday/Sunday, February 6 & 7, 1999. 12 and 2 pm. both days.
    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers at the Los Angeles Children's Museum.

      A dance program created for children, families and people of all ages at the Los Angeles Children's Museum featuring The Lion and the Mermaidand The Woman With One Head + A Wedding Story .

    Location: Los Angeles Children's Museum
    310 North Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Information: Los Angeles Children's Museum: 213-687-8801
    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: 213-385-1171
    Tickets: Free with $5 Museum admission.

    • Saturday, September 5, 1998
    • Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra

    Louise Reichlin & Alfred Desio choreograph "Pops Night at the Movies" for the dancers of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. The dancers will premiere two suites of dances by Reichlin & Desio, whose Broadway and concert backgrounds add exuberance and engaging 30's thru 50's dance imagery to selections from Grease as well as Gershwin melodies which have been featured in films. The orchestra mainstage as well as two additional side stages 100 feet into the audience will provide a panoramic experience. Here is a map for directions to Descanso Gardens.

    Time: 7:30 pm. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnickers
    Location: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge
    Prices: $21-$45
    Information: 626-792-7677.

    Dancers featured include Alfred Desio and Kiyomi Koga in the Gershwin Suite, as well as Miles Alden, Abelardo Cisneros, Lori Ann Coulis, Milena Ferreira, Clinton Huff, Jennifer Jimenez, Allan McCormick, JoEllyn Musser, Sharon Pennix, Jose Reyes, Paris Wages, Setsuko Yamamoto, and Tracy Zutavern. The Gershwin Suite, co-choreographed by Louise Reichlin and Alfred Desio, is the 4th collaboration to include their different dance styles. Earlier collaborations include Merchants Lunch or Ulysses meets Camunda (1981), From Out of Their Graves (1983) from Celtic Suite, and Easy and Uneasy Pieces (1994).

     

    Zapped Taps at the Jazz Dance World Congress
    Symphony Hall, Phoenix AZ
    August 10, 1998







     

    Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 8 pm.
    Sunday, June 28, 1998 at 2 pm.

    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

     featuring

    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    •  

    • Zapped Taps(tm)/Alfred Desio
    • The Little Theatre
      Los Angeles Valley College
      5800 Fulton Avenue
      Van Nuys, CA 91401

      A Dance Adventure of New and Repertory Modern, Multimedia, Interactive & Tap Works created for Families and people of all ages. Michael Masucci is Video Artist. Dancers include Francie Daviess * Alfred Desio * Allison Higa * Benjamin Huerta * Vanessa Jue * Tony Licon * Daniel Mason * April Murray * JoEllyn Musser * Kimi Page * Jennifer Palmer * Sharon Pennix * Louise Reichlin * Morgan Williams

      Program: Dances of Assimilation "pulls the audience into the center of the piece through a combination of intense rhythms and emotions." The E-Mail Dances Version 2.0, "Utilizing a variety of Internet resources as a creative springboard, choreographer Louise Reichlin has launched herself into cyberspace and returned with an innovative and entertaining multimedia performance piece. Intriguing!" Audio Imp, "Alfred Desio has invented a new approach to tap, electronically wiring the soles of his shoes so that with each rat-a-tat-tat the sound goes through a synthesizer and emerges more like rat-a-boing whang-pop. His performance is not only a contagious joy, it's a true technological amazement."

      plus other new and repertory modern and tap works and the culmination of a new intergenerational work created by Louise Reichlin for children and their families during a June after school program at Valerio Elementary School. The Intergenerational Dance project of LA C&D at Valerio is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department.

      Prices: $10/$5 (student, senior)
      Reservations & Tickets: (213)385-1171

     
     
     

    Sunday March 8, 1998 at 2 pm.

    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

     featuring

    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    •  

    • Zapped Taps(tm)/Alfred Desio
    • The Palmdale Playhouse
      38334 10th Street East
      Palmdale, CA 93550


    Sunday March 1, 1998 at 2 pm.

    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    •  

    • and Guest Alfred Desio
    • will present a free performance of new and repertory modern and tap works created for Families and people of all ages at the Margo Albert Theater. The performance also includes the culmination of a new work created with children and their families at 5 week residencies at Los Feliz Elementary School in Hollywood and at Alexandria Elementary School by Louise Reichlin.

      Margo Albert Theater, Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles

      Information: 213-385-1171 or 213-223-2475

       This performance is a collaborative project by Los Angeles Choreographers amp& Dancers and Plaza de la Raza. The performance and Intergenerational Dance project of LA C&D is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department and by a grant from Mervyn's California.



    Friday and Saturday, August 15 & 16, 1997

    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    •  in Mixed Directions, part of the Feet Speak Dance Festival at Occidental's Keck Theater.
      8 pm
      1600 Campus Road
      Los Angeles, CA

       Tickets are $10-$5. Call 213-259-2922.

      Reichlin, again in collaboration with Video Artist Michael Masucci, will present a "Lite" version of The E-Mail Dances. Pictured to the left is a scene from Yellow Star which creates with dance and video projections a village in Europe.






    Sunday, June 29, 1997

    Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

     featuring

    • Louise Reichlin & Dancers
    •  

    • Zapped Taps(tm)/Alfred Desio
    • in a Family Day at the Museum! sponsored by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The program includes modern works by Reichlin and Desio's electronic tap choreography. Dances include The Woman With One Head (modern premiere), Tap Terrestrial I (electronic tap premiere), a new modern audience participation work, Global Suite, and selections from The Tennis Dances. The performance, which also includes the culmination of a new work created with children and their families at ta 5 week residency at Alexander Elementary School in Hollywood by Louise Reichlin, will delight your eyes and inspire your feet! 


      Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
      5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California
      12:30 pm.
      213-857-6175
      Free for members of LACMA, or with general museum admission.
      Adults $6; students 18+ with ID and senior citizens 62+ $4; children/younger students $1

       The performance is part of a project funded in part by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

     




     

    Dance Kaleidoscope presents
    CRAZY FOR DANCE

    Saturday, July 26, 1997, 10:00 a.m.
    Tickets: $7


    Current Activities and Classes

    Touring and Bringing the Arts into the Los Angeles School Curriculum, 2000-2001

    • Established in 1979, LA C& D has approximately 100 performances and residency activities each season. They range from local school touring to travels across the country. Louise Reichlin & Dancers, the modern dance part of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, has recently been selected for the Kennedy Center Touring Roster. The company is known for many special programs designed for children and families. We returned to Los Feliz Elementary for our fourth project there. The company introduced the dance elements of the new dance standards to all 40 classes. The Los Feliz Project was once again sponsored by the Hollywood Arts Council. Other school activities included curriculum based workshops for students and teachers, as well as performance in a number of "Arts Prototype Schools" in the LA Unified. Other school performances included a "Works in Progress" of the Patchwork Girl before anyone else got to see it at the Buckley School, and a performance on election day at St. James Elementary, where members of every class were wearing "I Voted" stickers.

    Other touring shows and industrial projects for Reichlin and Desio, 1999-2002.

    • This has been an exciting and busy time for both Reichlin and Desio. Alfred Desio directed and both choreographed the National Touring version of Caution: Men At Work, TAP for Theatrical Arts International 13 state tour. Louise Reichlin directed and both choreographed HoboTap for the Shick Wilkenson industrial in Connecticut (with Desio, and 6 others from LA performing), and Louise Reichin choreographed the multimedia production DreamScapes written and performed by Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest and six member of Reichlin's company. Last season's and the current touring version (2003-04) includes four dancers. The collaboration began with a video shoot at the Japan American Theater in Los Angeles in February, and in June 2000 their first performance was at Disney World in Orlando for Ortho Biotech. Most recently Reichlin choreographed a television spot for Turkish Radio Television, and Reichlin & Desio directed 3 industrials for Alliance Funding at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, and for Ford Auto for the Taiwan Taipei International Motor Show in Taiwan. Industrials are allowing us to greatly increase funds to our dancers.

    Please contact us if you would like to help support our in-school activities with contributions to our Non-profit organization Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers. Our non-profit ID number is 95-3509028. Our telephone number is (213)385-1171.

    Modern Dance Company Classes on Sundays

    • Intermediate Advance Modern classes taught by Louise Reichlin resume on Sunday at 10am. Call us for information at (213)385-1171.

     For information about these pages please contact Louise Reichlin at louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org or call (213)385-1171

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    Photo and Graphics credits: 1- Louise Reichlin, 2/3/4/5/6- Sallie DeEtte Mackie, 7- Kenneth Johannson, 8/9/10/11/12/13/- Sallie DeEtte Mackie, 14- ("Yellow Star") Alfred Desio, 15/16/17- Sallie DeEtte Mackie, 18- (Alfred Desio dancing) Elissa Zimmerman, 19/20- Unknown, 21- Sallie DeEtte Mackie,22/23- (Illustrations) John R. Neill, 24/25- Unknown, 26- Alfred Desio, 27/28- Unknown, 29- Elissa Zimmerman, 30- Unknown, 31- Alfred Desio, 32- Tap Dancing Feet- Designed for LA C& D by the Los Angeles Times, 33- Theodora Litsois, 34- LA Times, 35- Alfred Desio, Dancer narrator- Louise Reichlin, 36- Alfred Desio, 37- Theodora Litsois, 38/39/40- Alfred Desio.

    Copyright (c) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009 by Louise Reichlin; all rights reserved. These pages may not be used for financial gain. These pages may not be used for commercial collections or compilations without express permission from the author. (Louise Reichlin, Southern California Dance and Directory)  


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