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July- and it Must be Summer!                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 

For past event, see News on web site.



- Free Family Performance  
Tuesday July 5

- Audition - Male Dancer

- Apply- Deadline 7/15
      San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts
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Celebrate with us at a Free Family Night Performance at Kidspace
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreogaphers & Dancers returns to Kidspace at their outdoor performing space in Pasadena for a free performance/workshop!

When: Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 6:00 pm.  
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum is at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103. Free parking in lot I.  Down the street from the Rose Bowl.

The theme is our National Parks Service and the American Square Dance! As always, a short performance and an interactive audience participation event.

Audition for Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers


Can be for August performances, or entire season. 

Include photo & resume. Or call 213-385-1171.      
Rehearsals in Los Angeles. Honorarium for rehearsals, pay for all performances. Teaching also available beginning in the fall.
For more details on original audition, please see complete article.
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)

Apply Today for the San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts - Sept.17-18, 2016
DANCE + OTHER AREAS - SEPT 17-18, 2016 
The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is a free family event featuring dance, music & Visual Arts/Crafts Booths in the Ports O'Call Village on the waterfront. This will be its10th year. The festival was again awarded a Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant, and for the first time a 2016-17 Community Investment Grant from the Port of LA. Several summer/ fall free previews lead to the main event on Sept 17-18, 2016. For Visual Arts or Crafts Booths, apply here.
For Dance applications, see below.

Last year the Dance component included 14 professional and 7 pre-professional companies from all over the Southland. You can see more about previous  festivals at 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. Our additional grant will allow us for a giant canopy over the stage and over audience this year. 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.


Last year we received many more applications than there was room for, so if you were not selected before, please try again, perhaps with a different piece. If you were in it last season, please let us know if you are interested this year, and what different work you might like to do. There is always great diversity in the programming. To apply:
1- email what you would like to perform, including a digital press packet, contact info, and video link.
2- include an application fee of $30 (between July 1-15). Through Pay Pal  On our web site. Or mail a check to LA C&D, 351 S. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles CA 90020.

Professional companies- 10 to 25', pre-professional/community under 10'. If it is a new work, please include projected music.

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

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

July marks the beginning of 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

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Is Your Company Listed article photo Alfred Desio 

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie