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September 2009                                                                               Louise Reichlin & Dancers

Welcome to our September issue.

Free performances,  school programs, and  new video's to see!

Audition for 1 new dancer.


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More free performances, a new web site, school programs and new videos! We will be up at the Crane School Theatre in Santa Barbara on Sept. 30 for a free showcase of the companies performing on the Children's Creative Project roster for the Santa Barbara/Ventura/San Luis Obispo school districts. For info on the 1 pm show call 805-964-4710, ex 4411. We are on Facebook now, and if you haven't yet become a fan of our company or a friend of our director Louise Reichlin, you are invited to!
Free Performances at the Tri Art Festival on Sept. 13, 2009
Location of Festival: Outdoors stage on Mesa,
                                 between 5th and 6th, San Pedro CA 90731
At 2:00 pm. Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers performs "Grounding" from "The Better to Bite Your With" and Selections from "The Tennis Dances".  The schedule of companies for this free festival, now in its third year, includes:
1:15 - Kenneth Walker Dance Project
1:30 - La Danserie
2:00 - Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers
2:30 - Creation Dance Theatre
4:00 - Music finish - Jerry Butera's Band

For our dancers please see end of this E-News and for more details go to our web site calendar. For the complete schedule of both the 12th and 13th, plus the events of the day that include an antique car show go to  the official festival site.

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Dance At the Stone House November 18, 2009


- This engaging interactive site specific work will be presented again at the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center on Wednesday, 11/18/09. We will be using some of our grant money so you can have your students participate for FREE. "Dance at the Stone House" performed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers is a work that uses audience participation to design a dance piece based on the unusual architecture and art that is the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center in Sun Valley, CA. The event is both educational for the participants, and  FUN TO WATCH AND FREE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. For an article about the original performances see our  Education Notes 2008. Click here for a  video/slideshow. Please contact us right away if you have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade you would like to bring. Did we mention it is FREE THIS YEAR? There are two events at 10:30 am and 12 noon and there is  room for about 60 students at each. Email us or call 213-385-1171 to reserve.
Quick Moves
Free Performances at the Tri Art Festival 9/13
Dance At the Stone House 11/18
Schools and Education
New YouTube Videos
Audition for 1 Female Dancer
Southern CA Dance Directory - more than 525 Companies
Special Thanks
Quick Links
Photo Credits
Harem from The Tennis Dances: Paul Antico
Karla Hagan, Sung-Yun Park, Tamara Kagel, Stephanie Simpson

School photo: Alfred Desio
Louise Reichlin and student volunteers from Loma Vista Elementary School. From our collection - 1999.

The Tennis Dances from the mid-1980's: Kenneth Johansson
Dancers: Madonna Roberts & Jerry Cayford

Dance At the Stone House: Steve Fobalvarro, Chuy Rangel

Alfred Desio & Joe Pilates

The Better to Bite You With: Louise Reichlin
Dancer: Sung-Yun Park

The Patchwork Girl of Oz: Sallie DeEtte Mackie
Dancers: Shanon Schwait, Adrienne  Fisher
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Schools and Education
To the left and above are some of the students who attended and participated in our first Dance at the Stone House in October 2007, Ritter ES and Millikan MS. Last year, students from Charles H. Kim ES, Loyola Village ES, and Pacoima Performing Arts Magnet attemded our 2008 event. For more about our Arts Community Partnership packages and for our new Professional Development packages follow the links. We would like to return to your school, or do our programs there for the first time.

Although the CA Arts Funds have had catagorical restrictions removed, Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education in Washington D.C. recently sent a letter about the importance of arts in education, and urged schools to use their title one funds for this. Contact us if you need more information on this, or Robin Lithgow, who is the new Administrative Coordinator of the Arts Education Branch. Her number is 213-241-0490.
New Photo Galleries at LA C&D website

sm alfred & joe There are new photo galleries of Alfred Desio on  our brand new website. After 14 years, we finally have menus! And lots of new photo galleries and videos, not only of Alfred, but also many of both his and Louise Reichlin's works through the years. Look under the new History section for this. Four short solos fo Alfred dancing from 1978 have just been added to Desio. Another new video is on Louise Reichlin's account  on YouTube and it is The Better to Bite You With (5' excerpt). For you history folk, the photo to the right is from 1959 of Alfred Desio and Joe Pilates in Joe's studio on 8th Ave. Alfred used to assist him.
Below is Sung-Yun Park from the new modern clip. The Better to Bite You With will be performed at the Steelworkers Auditorium in Fontana on December 2 at 6 pm presented by their city in a free performance. For advance info call 909-428-8818.

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Audition for 1  Female dancer

Female dancer, must be strong on point and ballet for one of the parts, and should also be a  contemporary dancer with modern, ballet and jazz background, strong stage presence, expressive, musical, and technical. Floor work important. Rehearsal honorarium. For performances of The Better to Bite You With. First one is on December 2, media shoot in November. Our rehearsals are Tues, Thurs, Sunday mornings from 10-1. The rehearsals required to attend will not be all these dates as we have other projects at the same time. Please see  video for the style of this new program for families. Call 213-385-1171 or email Louise  resume.
Southern CA Dance Directory - more than 525 listings
The Southern CA Dance Directory that Reichlin began in 1995 is alive and well with over 525 listings of professional dance companies and related organizations. This free service is accessed by thousands of people each month, and I've heard that dance jobs have often come about through the information! But....if the wrong email or phone number is there, it's up to you to contact us and it will be fixed, usually within 24 hours. If you are not there and would like to be, please email the information in the format that is there. This is a special project that is a labor of love - no grants funds involved - so if you want to use it, please help keep it up to date.
Special Thanks
Special thanks to our government and corporate fundors that certainly deserve our attention. Without them (and many of you who donate to our company) we could not continue. Last year was especially difficult and we very much need all donations, large and small to keep going. All of these grants are matching grants, and we can't use them without your matches. Thank you again to our individual contributers and for in-kind donations.  Please go to our web site and make a donation.  Consider buying a CA arts license plate. The funds go right into arts companies for their public services and arts in education. This E-letter closes with all the links you need to get to our Tri Art performances on Sunday September 13. If you are in LA we hope to see you there.

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For a complete listing of our supporters for the last 2 years, see our Supporters Page

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

2:00 pm - "Grounding" from "The Better to Bite You With"
and Selections from "The Tennis Dances"

Featured performers include Danielle Catone, Samantha Hoe, Genna Forkey,  Sung-Yun Park, Louise Reichlin, Steven Nielsen, Katya Sussman, Selena Roque.

All the information for the FREE performances here.
Festival site with all information here.

Videos at: click here for Reichlin on You/Tube
                    click here for Desio on You/Tube

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