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August 2008                                                                                   Louise Reichlin & Dancers

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Welcome to our August issue.

We thought this would be going out in June, but an unusually busy summer has moved it to August.
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4identitysmallThank you to those of you who have recently contributed. We are proud to announce new grants from the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Your matching money is needed to release those funds. If you haven't made a donation yet see our donation page and help out. ANY amount will aid us. For the premiums click to our Spring 08 newsletter funding page.  
Free Performances at the Tri Art Festival on Sept. 14

At 3:00 pm are excerpts from  'The Patchwork Girl of Oz'  and at 5:30 pm is a full performance of 'The Reality Series' . There will be special pre-performance events outside the theatre and in the lobby, including blowing bubbles, making Korean-style fans for use during "Los(t) Angeles" and a dance contest with the prize of the opportunity to dance on stage with the professional company. The location is the beautiful Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. For more details click here. Five additional companies are performing with varied repertory and here is a listing of all nine free performances that day.
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Dance At the Stone House November 13, 2008

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This engaging interactive site specific work will be presented again at the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center on 11/13/08. SCHOOLS, click here for a flyer about participating. The performance is also FUN TO WATCH AND FREE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. For an article about last years performances see our Education Notes 2008. Click here for a  video/slideshow.
Quick Moves
Performances at the Tri Art Festival 9/14
Dance At the Stone House 11/13
Schools and Education
Tap-Tronics Summit
Auditions for 2008-2009.
Special Thanks
Quick Links
Photo Credits
The Patchwork Girl of Oz: Sallie DeEtte Mackie
The Reality Series studio:
Paul Antico
School Photos, Dance At the Stone House, The Reality Series reh: Louise Reichlin

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Schools and Education
Featured are some of the students from our ACPN residency at Manchester ES last season. They wear shirts they have designed and they also performed with us. For more about our Arts Community Partnership packages and for our new Professional Development packages under SB1131 follow the links.
Tap-Tronic™ Summit in July + YouTube videos for Alfred Desio
rosie.louise Check out YouTube for the new video site for Alfred Desio. We are just beginning to put on videos about his work.

Pictured above- a black & white photo sent to me by Julie McLeod from the Dance At the Gym in the original West Side Story- yes, that's Alfred just right of center. In the photo on the top right are Charlie Bow and Peter Brunner delving into Alfred's Tap-Tronic equipment along with a group that included Matt Lincir, Larry Richards and Hiroshi Hamanishi. They met in July to get the system working and do some planning for possible future developments. To the left is Rosie Radiator, creator of Xtremetap™, who invited Louise Reichin to San Francisco for a tribute presentation about Alfred (and a SoundDance Award) at the Royce Gallery. There was also a dedication to Alfred at the Colburn School where Msaada Nia and students Joshua Villanueva, Rachel Rosenbaum, Zoe Lesser, and Margaret Havunjian  performed one of his pieces that Hiroshi had staged with them. A memorial plaque was hung in the tap studio.
Auditions for 2008-2009 - Male & Female Dancers
3 of our dancers are returning to school - Tamara Kagal for Law, Karla Hagen for Nursing, and Salinee Vanichanan (pictured above) for Education. Salinee will also be working for the LA Unified as a traveling dance teacher. You can still see them perform on September 14. But after that we need 3 additional dancers that are available for our daytime rehearsals (Tues/Thurs/Sun mornings 10-1) and who will alternate in our school performances and teaching. Also to be in new works this season. If you are an experienced Contemporary dancer with a modern, ballet and jazz background, strong stage presence, expressive, with musicality and technique, and are available these times for rehearsals and alternate school performances please contact us for an audition. Paid performances, rehearsal honorarium,  teaching opportunities. There will also be a new work. The company, a performing unit of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, was founded by Reichlin in 1979. For information and appointment call 213-385-1171 and  E-mail pics and resumes. See web-site and videos for styles .
Special Thanks
Special thanks to our government fundors that certainly deserve our attention. Without them (and many of you who donate to our company) we could not continue. Please go to our web site and make a donation.  This E-letter closes with all the links you need to get to our Tri Art performances on September 14. If you are in LA we hope to see you there.

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Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

3:00 pm - Excerpts from "The Patchwork Girl of Oz"
5:30 pm - The Reality Series 
an interactive dance/multimedia work.  Audience members volunteer and propel the work as it unfolds. Some participate on stage, others watch from their seats.
"The Shampoo" "Los(t) Angeles" "Identity"

All the information for the FREE performances here.

Videos at: click here for Reichlin on You/Tube

Please contact us if you would like more information about anything you see here or in our  Newsletter Spring 2008.
Louise Reichlin, Director
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers