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December- Holiday News & Thanks     E-news 2016           Louise Reichlin & Dancers 

Our dancers & NASA students. We were able to do our culmination of their 10 week residency at the Nate Holden PAC through a grant program called the LA Stage Advance.

Below is culmination of our after-school program with All People's Community Center

- Current News- including a free open rehearsal performance-

- Book our company! New edgy works or Family Programming-

- Educational Residencies Available, both Matching Grants & Free through the LAUSD

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Current News

- Above our dancers prepare with some of the students "Las Chiapanecas", then perform it, and a Virginia Reel. There were also dances by our company soloists that will be in the showiing at the Madrid on Wednesday along with "A Jewish Child's Story".
- This week we move into the Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, for a week, where we will do video and photo shoots on our newest work,
A Jewish Child's Story and Call From the Afterlife, and have an open rehearsal performance on Wednesday evening, Dec 21, at 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to this free event which includes a conversation with the audience (that's you- so please come) about these works with the dancers and the 75 year old award winning choreographer. See more about the fantasy and historical images in "Part 1, The Dream", about Louise's early dreams and then "Part II, Yellow Star," a striking  holocaust remembrance in dance and multimedia on our website news page

Our theater residencies are funded in part by The National Endowment for the Arts and The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. A Jewish Child's Story is supported by a Bruce Geller Memorial Prize, a program supported through a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. These prizes are made possible by the late Jeanette Geller in memory of her husband Bruce.

Book our Company for your Venue!
We met many of you when we showcased and had a booth at WAA in Los Angeles in August, and at the Performing Arts Exchange in Orlando in September. We have dates available for the works shown there (Invasion and Call From the Afterlife) as well as our Family Programs (The Patchwork Girl of Oz and The Better To Bite You With). Both have unusual residency activities, and the family programs can include parts for young people in two of the dances.
From _Invasion_ 
From "Invasion"  Photo: Steve Shea. Linked to video of complete work 
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 "Dreamscapes". Reichlin has consistently created "probing and provocative" works. (Dance Magazine)

Screen grab from "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" in 2016, Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library.
Most recently we created a shorter version of "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" that we toured with and performed here in Los Angeles. Our newest works are "Invasion" (begins the video at top of page and linked to "Invasion" photo above) and "Call From the Afterlife". Last year we did a complete revival of "The Tennis Dances" and added new material to  "Tap Dance Widows Club" at the Bootleg Theater. (both also in that top video) We currently have a master contract with the LA Unified, and have many performances and residencies at schools in the Los Angeles area, both curriculum based and after school. The company, a performing unit of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, was founded by Louise Reichlin.
Education Residencies Available- including free & matching in the LAUSD
This year we have 2 matching grants from our Cultural Affairs Dept for curriculum residencies in the Valley, and we have a new Master Contract with the LAUSD where they will pay the expenses so we can offer them for FREE. However, the Arts Office has a policy to bring up the entire district so all the schools have more quality arts, and these will go to those with the lowest arts index rating. If your school is rated 1 or 2 in the "index quartile" you will get priority on their free offer. But we urge all schools that want more art (and specifically our award winning dance residencies) to look at our approved educational packages, and contact the LAUSD for a PO regardless of how much arts you have. There are other factors also. For the DCA matching grants, you must be in Council Districts 2, 3, 6, 7 and/or 12 and the Arts Index does not matter. Call me with any questions about either residency.

Is Your Company Listed in the So. CA Dance Directory?
The Southern CA Dance Directory that I began in 1995 is alive and well with over 579 listings of professional dance companies and related organizations. This free service is accessed by thousands of people each month, and I've heard that dance jobs have often come about through the information! But....if the wrong email or phone number is there, it's up to you to contact us and it will be fixed, usually within 24 hours. If you are not there and would like to be, please email the information in the format that is there. This is a special project that is a labor of love - no grants funds involved - so if you want to use it, please help keep it up to date. You can reach us at 213-385-1171 or
Please contribute to our 2016-2017 Season  
Special thanks to you for your support to date.

We hope to share our dances and teaching with other areas, and new funds from you can also take us to any location in LA and much further.  If you donate, you can help us get to your location!! Please visit our website to make your donation.

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Videos of Louise Reichlin & Alfred Desio:


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Louise Reichlin, Director

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers


Is Your Company Listed article photo Alfred Desio 

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie