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March E- News  2016  Traveling & Home City Projects         Louise Reichlin & Dancers 

From the original Patchwork Girl of Oz- The Crooked Magician. The photo links to video excerpts from the original 2002 performances.  
March E-News





March 19- No Carolina       March 29-Los Angeles CA
Louise Reichlin/Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, takes their acclaimed "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" to No Carolina with a new shorter reinvented version of the dance/multimedia/narrated family work based on the L. Frank Baum book and then brings it to the Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library, for a free performance. The piece was originally inspired by an exhibit at Central Library in 2000, which celebrated the 100th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

For these performances Reichlin is creating a shorter version than the 67' original work. It was requested by the sponsors of the Tryon Children's Theater Festival, as they wanted it performed twice for their annual "Super Saturday" at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Like Louise Reichlin & Dancers' company, the festival is quite established with a 38 years old history, and the actual first Festival performance was in 1979, the same year LR&D's was founded.
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"Invasion" this Sunday at the HHII Dance Festival
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Kistina in Call From the Afterlife, a performance several weeks ago at the
"Open Performance" at Culture Brain in DTLA.

A map of where our characters from The Patchwork Girl of Oz have to travel.

Adapted from the original children's classic by L. Frank Baum, creator of "The Wizard of Oz", the dance/multimedia work The Patchwork Girl of Oz has packed houses in 6 states. The 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 more than 100 years later.
*If you are one of our friends from the South, near Tryon in No Carolina, we hope you might attend this once a year festival. We are performing our reinvented Patchwork Girl story at 9:15 and 10:30 am at the Tryon Fine Arts Center on March 19. For great directions on exact locations & parking.

*If you are in the Los Angeles area, here is info on the free LA performance-
The Patchwork Girl of Oz, a dance/multimedia/narrated family work
Louise Reichlin/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
Mark Taper Auditorium, LA Central Library
630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
March 26, 2016 @2pm
Underground parking $1 with library card.
Library Children's Dept: 213-228-7250
LA C&D: 213-385-1171
School Residencies in March- 2016
  1. -NASA in partnership with Angels Gate Cultural Center. (based on
    The Patchwork Girl of Oz)
  2. -Braddock El School. (DANCE! with LA Choreographers & Dancers) through a grant from the LAUSD.
  3. -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.
  4. -Rosewood El School(DANCE! with LA Choreographers & Dancers) through a grant from the LAUSD. From a culmination performance at a school residency at Commonwealth Elementary, LAUSD.
LA C&D is now in its 2015-2016 Season - Please help support our activities!  
Special thanks to you for your support of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers 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.  Coming up in March are the performances above. Also, many school residencies this month including the  LAUSD and NASA.
Our non-profit IRS # is 95-3509028. Your contributions are tax deductible. 

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Louise Reichlin, Director
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie
Call From the Afterlife photo: John Clayton Lee 
Louise in Lark In the Morning photos: Theodora Litsios