The one-hour 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 ours (and many animals') bodies. "The Better to Bite You With"
begins with a vaudevillian collage of mouths and toothbrushes. As we enter the story line, we meet Lil Red and her Mama Blue, we discover where she got her name and the dilemma she has, a toothache to be precise. Sent to see her Grandmother who is to take her to the dentist, Lil Red must travel through a park where many different animals live. Afraid and reluctant to go through, she dances with a flock of birds in front of the park. Later Lil Red meets the infamous Wolf, but the story builds to an unexpected and creative conclusion. This sophisticated theatrical adventure is woven with technology, narration, music ranging from Dixieland to King Crimson, and of course, contemporary dance.
Director is Louise Reichlin. Featured performers include: Samantha Hoe, Steven Nielsen, Sung-Yun Park, Katya Sussman, Danielle Catone, and Gena Forkey.
The Steelworkers Auditorium is located at 8437 Sierra Ave, Fontana CA 92335. Admission is FREE. The event web-site is at www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org
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. The program is sponsored by Cultural Arts, City of Fontana: 909-428-8818 and by Target. 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 City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. X-rays graphics are provided by Gendex and Dexis.Click here for a Press Release in .pdf format