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Early June E-news 2016                                               Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


2016 Promo Video- Louise Reichlin & Dancers
2016 Promo Video- Louise Reichlin & Dancers


The Tennis Dances at Jimenez El
School in Santa Maria June 2016

- Finishing our Educational Residencies this Week

- Auditions for our Company
Dancers wanted

- Applications for the
      San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts open
Companies wanted

- Company Director Reichlin awarded a Bruce Geller Memorial Prize

- So CA Dance Directory -
see if your company is listed
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Finishing our Educational Residencies this Week
During our LA residency at  Vena Elementary School last  week, the students on the floor are waiting to perform our multicultural dance with the Tanko Bushi, the Kol Dodi, and the West African Lamba. See more photos and info on our NEWS pages.  Schools April through June included Kittridge El (DANCE! with LA Choreographers & Dancers) through a grant from the LAUSD and from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Richland Ave El through a grant from the LAUSD, Barton Hill El School in partnership with Angels Gate Cultural Center (based on The Patchwork Girl of Oz) through a grant from LA County Supervisor Don Knabe's  Arts Education Partnership, Rosewood El School, Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet, and Westport Heights El. (these through grants from the LAUSD), and Vena El through a grant from  the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. This week we are at Jimenez El and Taylor El School, Santa Maria CA as well as Los Berros El Visual & Performing Arts Magnet, Lompoc CA   (these in part through the Children's Creative Project)

Auditions for Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

AUDITIONS FOR MALE & FEMALE DANCERS          2016-2017 Season

When:  Thursday 6/9/16 or  6/23/16 at 10 am at Live Arts LA.  OR
Sunday 6/19/16 at 10 am at Unos Dance Fitness. 
              E-mail to select a date. Include photo &      
                        resume or bring with you.        
Where:    Live Arts LA is at 4210 Panamint St,(corner of Eagle Rock), Los Angeles CA 90065. There is street parking directly in front on Eagle Rock or on Panamint.
Unos is at 4049 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90010, with the entrance through the back parking lot only. Enter the lot on Norton, and look for Unos sign ground level center of building. Parking is free. If unable to attend, please contact us for appointment.  
For more details, please see complete article.
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.  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.
Applications Open for the San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts - Sept.17-18, 2016
The  San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is a free family event featuring Dance, Music, and Visual Arts/Crafts Booths in the Ports O'Call Village on the waterfront. This will be its 10th year, and the 6th at this beautiful outside location. Founded by Joe Caccavalla, we had been curating the event, but on Joe's passing in 2012, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers began producing it. As a non-profit, we began applying for grants at that point. We are delighted that we have just received another Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant. We will again have a series of summer and fall free previews that lead to the main event on Sept 17-18, 2016.

Last year the Dance component included 14 professional and 7 pre-professional or community companies from all over the Southland. You can see more about the last four year's festivals at web-site There is an interest in all dance forms performed by professional companies including traditional ballet and modern as well as ethnic dance forms and hip-hop. Most of the works were traditional in their presentation last year, but several companies did interactive pieces that involved audience members, or used the park area and site itself. This is for an outdoor marley covered stage approximately 32 x 28 feet. Each set will be 10-25 minutes. The programs open with 2-3 pre-professional groups each day, so we'd like to hear from schools also. The turn out on each day was several thousand over the days events. We anticipate good coverage for the event, both before and after. Early deadline is now through June 30, late deadline July 15.

Please go to  complete article for how to apply.

  There is an honorarium for all professional companies selected.

This year, as last, the festival is produced by Louise Reichlin, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dances in conjunction with Jan Kain, People's Place San Pedro. More news about our partners to follow. All photos below from 2015 festival by Stacy Alvarez, one of our producers (Alvas) last year.
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

Shivani Thakkar and MKM Bollystars Dance Company

Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni and manGO Dance Theatre

Artistic Director Louise Reichlin awarded a Bruce Geller Memorial Prize
We are please to announce that company Artistic Director Louise Reichlin has been awarded a Bruce Geller Memorial Prize through "WORD". "WORD" is a program of American Jewish University's Institute for Jewish Creativity, a program supported through a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. WORD's Artist Grants, Bruce Geller Memorial Prizes, are made possible by the late Jeanette Geller in memory of her husband Bruce. Louise will be creating a new work "A Jewish Child's Story". This new narrated/dance/multimedia project will be developed and presented by Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers. It will be previewed during the San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts in September. To see more about the 17 inaugural grantees' projects, read here.
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 577 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

Just 4 weeks left to contribute to our 2015-2016 Season  

Special thanks to you for your support to date.

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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