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Sept E-news  2016                                                 Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


Rehearsal of The Magician section
Rehearsal of The Magician section

* New Work on Sept 18 from
Louise Reichlin & Dancers

* San Pedro ♥ Festival
of the Arts on Sept 17 and 18, with free admission

* Complete Dance & Music Schedule

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Part I of "A Jewish Child's Story"

From rehearsal of
From rehearsal of "The Roses" section
A new work by Louise Reichlin will be shown on Sunday Sept 18 at 1:45 pm at the San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts. It's title is "A Jewish Child's Story, Part I".
The Roses on my Wallpaper- A Dream- music by Luvi Torres, Traditional, and by Michelle Green Willner. Narration by Louise Reichlin.

To music with both Spanish and Hebrew words, this autobiographical work explores why I am comfortable using pieces in languages I may not understand, and the characters represent children's heroines and heroes from my own Jewish culture and others from K'ton ton, to Wonder Woman, to Rachel at the Well and Miriam with her cradle holding Moses. The Magician is about an always-returning mysterious Magician that traveled the world doing cifti telli dances during the Turkish Empire to traditional music. When I was a child, I would wake up after an adventure and see the pink roses on my bedside table lamp, and the pink roses on the wallpaper, and wonder if this was really awake, or was this asleep, marking the day-time and waiting to go back to a much more exciting world. Not shown here is Yellow Star as it is a work requiring multimedia projection. Costumes for The Magician are by Linda Borough, and Biblical costumes for The Roses on My Wallpaper by Diana MacNeil.

Last Spring Louise was awarded a WORD Artist Grant, the Bruce Geller Memorial Prize to create this new work. "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.

Dancers include company members Liza Barskaya, Janessa Clemmons, Nathan Ortiz, Kistina Pressler, Rebecca Reaney, Glenn Rodriguez, Linnea Snyderman, and Devin Ziel. Louise Reichlin is Narrator.
 Lineup for San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts
Sat & Sun Sept 17-18 
Twenty-four dance and music companies have been selected for the the 10th Anniversary of the San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts at Ports O'Call Village. The address is 1199 Nagoya Way. There is free parking, and the entire event is free! We are thrilled to announce the following times & companies:

Saturday, September 17, 2016
1:00pm - San Pedro City Ballet (regional)
1:15pm - DaanSekou (African dance & drums)
1:30pm - Katerina Tomas/Mojácar Flamenco, guitarist Stephen Dick
1:40pm - Sophie Olson Dance Explosion
2:05pm - Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni
2:25pm - Re:borN Dance Interactive
2:40pm - Kairos Dance Company
2:50pm - VIDA - Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts
3:10pm - Soorya Dance Company
3:35pm - McNulty Irish Dancers-Los Angeles (school)
3:45pm - People's Place Pacers
Sunday, September 18, 2016
1:00pm - Dante Puleio (with dancers from UC Irvine)
1:10pm - JRick & the Hot Flashers (community)
1:15pm - Akomi Dance
1:30pm - Project21
1:45pm - Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
2:10pm - MKM Bollystars
2:30pm - 3-19 Dance Art/ Beatriz Vasquez
2:45pm - Ruby Karen Project/OC Aerial
3:15pm - alexx makes dances, cuerva folklorico, Cuñao
3:35pm - Hiroshi Hamanishi/ Tap
Saturday at 1:30 pm- flamenco guitarist Stephen Dick (With Katerina Tomas/Mojácar)
Sunday at 3:15 pm      Cuñao (with alexx dances and cuerva folklorico)
Sunday at 4:30-6:30 pm          Wildwood Highway
For complete directions on location, and to see videos and read more about the companies, go to the official site The free family event of dance, music & crafts is in the Ports O'Call Village on the waterfront!  We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant as well as our first 2016-17 Community Investment Grant from the Port of LA.  LA County Supervisor Don Knabe is also a supporter in several areas including the Music in Free Concerts in Public sites.

For more information contact:

Louise Reichlin, Producer and Dance Director,

This year, as last, our partners include Alvas/ Matt Lincir, Spirit Cruises and Ports O'Call Restaurant/ Jayme Wilson, LA County District 4/Don Knabe Supervisor, and LA City District 15/ Joe Buscaino, Councilman. Returning for the 2nd year is sponsor Peter Benjamins who provides the sound. Besides the new grant from the Port,  the LA County Music in Public Sites grant is for Wildwood Highway. 

The  San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is produced by Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers in conjunction with People's Place San Pedro.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!
Please continue to contribute and consider raising the amount if you are able. Most of our public funding requires matching grants, and go towards the Festival in September, and upcoming performances and new school residencies in the fall.  
We are grateful for recent school activities funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant and by DCA Los Angeles, but your contributions can bring us to any location in LA or Santa Barbara County (or further). If you donate, you can help us get to your location!! Please visit our website to make your donation



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Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie 

The Lark in the Morning from Celtic Suite: Dancer, Louise Reichlin, photo by Theodora Litsios