We gave two free previews at The Jazz Bakery earlier this week, and had a great reaction! The premiere is part of the Jazz Bakery series. The photos of the masks above, the birds at the top of the column, the animals above, and Grandma below are part of the production. The audience was filled to capacity for both performances! Some of the comments from the surveys that were returned after the performances included: "The kids in the audience from 3 year olds to teens were all laughing and engaged the whole time!", and from the many adults in the audience "The interaction and photos were really cool", "great music and dance along with a good storyline", "great program for kids and for us". Some of the favorite parts were how we incorporated photos of everyone's teeth taken in the lobby before they entered the theatre, the amazing masks as above and the dance that went with it, and ALL of the individual dances. Don't miss this ONE SHOW ONLY remaining on the 19th.
Event: LA Choreographers & Dancers presents "The Better to Bite You With"
A new interactive dance/multimedia program for families
and children based on a fairytale popular all over the world:
Little Red Riding Hood
Created & performed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers
When: Sunday April 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm (premiere) and "The Reality Series"
at 4:30 pm
Where: The Jazz Bakery- 3233 Helms Ave, LA 90034
Admission: For premiere & performance April 19 - $25 general,
$15 students for 1 or both works
For tickets & info - 310-271-9039 www.jazzbakery.com
For info - 213-385-1171 www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org www.YouTube.com/LouiseReichlin
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers creates a new interactive program for families. And you don't have to have children to enjoy it! The forty-five minute dance/theatre/multimedia performance is called "The Better to Bite You With"
and features a modernized fairytale based on "Little Red Riding Hood," found in just about every culture around the world. The interactive work was inspired by the new technology in computer x-rays that creator Louise Reichlin's dentist used last year. A number of these type of x-rays are actually part of the presentation, along with original masks and a set-piece by Stephen Kwok. Part of "The Reality Series", this new work turns to the theme of teeth, one of the most basic and important parts of our (and many animals') bodies. This sophisticated theatrical adventure is woven with technology, narration, music ranging from Dixieland and Liz Story to King Crimson, and of course dance.
The premiere is on Sunday April 19, 2009. The ticket price includes the 3:30 start time for "The Better to Bite You With"
and stay or arrive at 4:30 for three dances from the dance/multimedia "The Reality Series".
These interactive pieces ask the audience to explore everyday events that often go unnoticed. They include "The Shampoo"
, "Los(t) Angeles"
, and "Identity"
Director is Louise Reichlin. Featured performers include Lynn Campbell, Genna Forkey, Samantha Hoe, Anaja Holloway, Steven Nielsen, Sung-Yun Park, Louise Reichlin, Jaclyn Speas and Salinee Vanichanan.
The performances are made possible in part by the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers is funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Also the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. X-rays graphics provided by Gendex and Dexis.
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