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More Than a Wrap-Up - Full Disclosure -  2016         

Louise Reichlin & Dancers 

From our week at the Madrid Theatre.
From our week at the Madrid Theatre.

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of Invasion,  Tap Dance Widows Club and The Tennis Dances
More Than a Wrap-Up- Full Disclosure!

- Our 37 year old company is active and vital...

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In January 2016, we took "Invasion" and "Call From the Afterlife" to New York and APAP including the Booking Dance Festival at Jazz At Lincoln Center. Following quickly was the Awakenings and Beginnings Festival for "Invasions", our exciting sci-fi work about the humanity connection that is part of us. We also performed the work at the So CA InvitationalGolden West College in Orange County in February, ending the run of these performances at the HHII Festival in Santa Barbara at Centerstage where choreographer Louise Reichlin was a finalist for the Apogee Award for that piece in the "Excellence in a Dance Work by a Creator".
Booking Dance Festival
Awakenings Festival
In September we produced the 10th Annual San Pedro Festival of the Arts in conjunction with People's Place San Pedro and 20+ professional dance companies were featured. There we showed Part I of our new work this season "A Jewish Child's Story". The creation of the work was supported in part through a Bruce Geller Memorial Prize awarded to Reichlin.     
San Pedro Festival of the Arts
Educational Residencies
We have always had a strong focus on educational residencies, and in 2016 we returned to the La Puente Hacienda Heights USD and to several districts in the Santa Barbara and Lompoc districts. We were thrilled to become part of the once again formed LAUSD Arts Community Network, which we will be a part of again in 2017. With our school residencies, we served more than 17,000 children last year.
A Virginia Reel with NASA and our dancers

Culmination with The Patchwork Girl of Oz




Sometimes we can culminate our residencies with both students' work and with our concert works. When we recreated a new version of "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" for touring and then the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Central LIbrary this year, we were also able to take it to several schools. 
A Message from Louise Reichlin, Founding Director
Why Should You Donate To Us?
"When I founded our company in 1979, I chose Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers as our non-profit (95-3509028) name not only to support my own work, but also my partner and late 
husband Alfred Desio's work. I also planned on presenting other choreographers and companies -
and we have done this big time. (24 through our early New Works Dance Festivals, 18 through my  
tenure at the Dance At Brand Series, 12-22 each year with the free performances at the San Pedro Festival of the Arts (previously the TriArt Festival), now celebrating 10 years, and more than 570 companies on the free online So. CA Dance Directory. We create vital relevant new work each year, and maintain a resident company of dancers who get rehearsal and performance honoraria as well as teaching work at a number of our teaching residencies. We self produce as well as guest at theatres and festivals each year. And we have done this consistently since 1979.
For all of these activities, still current, we probably bring something extra to your lives, whether it is
inspiration through one of our professional or school performances, production and marketing support, or through your participation in one of our dance classes- either personally or at your venue or school.
You can earmark your contribution for a specific activity, or just send a check marked 'contribution'
to Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers, 351 S. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles CA 90020. Or contribute through our web site:

We thank you and so appreciate your support!" 

From the Press about our Repertory

Reichlin has created a wildly diverse and critically acclaimed repertory- described as "probing, provocative, deeply moving, uplifting, sensual, exciting, cinematic, joyous and great fun!"
(Los Angeles Times, Dance Magazine)
  From "A Jewish Child's Story" Part 1, The Roses on my Wallpaper, a Dream 
Last week for your Tax Deductible Contributions in 2016!   
Special thanks to you for your support to date.
More than 25,600 people participated in our free workshops or attended performances in 2016. 
FULL DISCLOSURE: Your contributions go to dancers- both for performing and as teaching artists, and towards rehearsal space and costumes. Without your contributions we can't match our grants and carry out our programs. Our non-profit Tax ID is 95-3509028.

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
Madrid Theate photo by George Simian ("Yellow Star" from "A Jewish Child's Story") 
Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center Photo by Yi-Chun Wu ("Invasion")
Awakenings & Beginnings Festival photo by B. Bonney Photography ("Invasion") 
From the Press photos by George Simian ("A Jewish Child's Story")
Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie