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Auditions/ LA C&D
Season in Review/

SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009 @ 10 am

Auditions at MKM Cultural Center
11401 N. Chandler Blvd., N. Hollywood, 91601

Experienced Male and Female Dancers, all ethnic types, for paid performances and teaching activities with Louise Reichlin & Dancers for the 09-10 season. Rehearsal honorarium. Dancers should have strong modern, ballet and jazz background, strong stage presence, expressiveness, musicality, and technique. Floor work important. All ethnic types. Should be available for first performance on September 13. Information:  213-385-1171 or e-mail

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Louise Reichlin & Dancers burst into the public eye in 1979 with their first performance at the Anson Ford Theatre when "Reichlin created a sensation with "The Tennis Dances" (Dance News). Over the years she has continued to examine our society from its most primitive nature to the emergence of the information age with "The E-mail Dances" in 1996. Through multiple performances for the 23rd Olympiad, a summer series at the LA Zoo, touring the US and Mexico with "Dream Scapes" and "The Patchwork Girl of Oz," Reichlin has consistently created "probing and provocative" works. (Dance Magazine)

Louise Reichlin & Dancers also works in partnership with many schools in the Los Angeles area providing performances, staff development training for teachers and residency workshops with children. The newest work is "The Better to Bite You With" which will be performed this year as well as new work. The company, a performing unit of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, was founded by Louise Reichlin in 1979.

Our Season In Review
In looking back at the 08-09 season, we had a varied and successful year with 76 scheduled activities. This was despite an unprecedented budget crises in the LAUSD that resulted in the cancellation of 163 of additional scheduled and calendared activities. Our activities ranged from out door site-specific interactive events (Dance At the Stone House, Sun Valley) to numerous workshops, professional development training sessions, and performances in schools.
We created a new work for children and families, The Better To Bite You With, at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City and did performances at the Tri Art Festival at the Warner Grand in San Pedro (The Patchwork Girl of Oz and The Reality Series), at The Steelworkers' Auditorium in Fontana (The Tennis Dances, Multicultural Dance, The Shampoo, and Identity), at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, and at Lula Washington's Dance Studio in Los Angeles for a Celebration of Dance Week. We did a spotlight in Cleveland Ohio of The Patchwork Girl of Oz.
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Our dancers included Batya Friedman, Genna Forkey, Karla Hagen, Samantha Hoe, Anaja Holloway, Janet Huey, Tamara Kagel, Steven Nielsen, Hudson Oliveria, Sung-Yun Park, Louise Reichlin, Stephanie Simpson, Jaclyn Speas, Salinee Vanichanan. Samantha Hoe. Lynn Campbell was herself, a beauty shop owner in The Shampoo, and Stephen Kwok provided some amazing masks and a giant door in the shape of a mouth for The Better To Bite You With.ogo.sung
The schools we worked with included Barrett Elementary (EL), Beethoven EL,  Chase St. EL, 1st St. EL, Charles H. Kim EL, Liggett EL, Lockwood Ave. EL, Loyola Village EL & Magnet, Oakwood School,  Pacoima Arts Magnet, and Western Ave. EL.

Below Sung-Yun Park works with teachers in a break-out group to create a phrase using the element of time. If you know the other two elements of dance, email us and if you are the first we hear from with the right answers, you will receive a free company T-shirt.

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A tribute to Alfred Desio, Associate Director of LA C&D, who has passed on, was presented as part of "Honoring the Tap Masters, Alfred Desio". It was produced by Hiroshi Hamanishi and Daniel Berney at the Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College. Beside an amazing display of tap by some former students of Alfred's, by outstanding professional tappers in the field, and by current students at El Camino,  footage of Alfred was shown by Louise Reichlin who also accepted a plaque presented in his honor.
Quick Moves
Auditions...SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009 @ 10am.
Our Season In Review...In looking back at the 08-09 season,
Facebook & Us.
Coming up in July
Special Thanks
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Fall Newsletter 2008
Photo Credits

Masks for The Better to Bite You With by Stephen Kwok.  Photo: Louise Reichlin

In the Auditions block are 4 dancers from an earlier piece 'Come Fly Away' from Dream Scapes. They are Tina Tsunoda, Steven Nielsen, Elizabeth Brookman and Ellen Rosa. Photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

Dance at the Stone House. Participating students are from Charles H. Kim Elementary School. Photo: Steve Fobalvarro.

On the left are and in blue are photos from The Patchwork Girl of Oz of Anaja Holloway, Steven Nielsen and Sung-Yun Park. Photos: Brittany Rogge.

On the right is a photo of Jaclyn Speas  getting into the Patchwork Girl make-up: Photo: Stephanie Simpson

During a professional staff development session at Western Ave. EL, Sung-Yun Park works with the teachers in a break-out group where they are creating a phrase using the element of time. Photo: Joshua Sy

Special Thanks bloc with the Patchwork Girl of Oz photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie

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Facebook & Us
We have recently begun using Facebook and have two accounts - one under Louise Reichlin and one under LA Choreographers & Dancers/ Louise Reichlin & Dancers. We have a special project (and intern through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Joshua Sy) on using WEB 2.0 more in our contacting others, so please become my friend (under Louise Reichlin), then go to search under the name and you can click onto the company name, and become a fan. You do have to become a member of Facebook, but it is free!
Coming up in July-
New videos including The Better to Bite You With and for both Louise Reichlin and Alfred Desio. Also, a new interactive Blog site attached to the Southern California Dance Directory, which right now includes 515 professional companies in the area. There will be different companies featured each month linked to videos.  Please let us know if you are interested in being involved as a writer, featured  company, or as a helper maintaining the site. Also, what you would like to see as  content. And as always, let us know if you are not listed yet. There is no charge.
Special Thanks but Don't Stop Now!
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.  The upside of the financial problems due to the LAUSD cancellation on its arts contracts is we did have more time to work on the new programs for performance. But -  we can sure use your help as our losses are more than $51,000. To see who else has been helping us please see the funding page of our Fall Newsletter.

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