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December 2010                                                                                         Louise Reichlin & Dancers

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Welcome to our December issue. 

This issue is about Support, 2010, and an invitation to Participate in our new work Baggage.

The magical photo to the left is from our first interactive Dance At the Stone House performance in November. For more, visit our new Stone House 2010 slide show.

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Please help support for Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, a 501C3 (95-3509028) non-profit. This year we are asking for donations in which your dollars will do things similar to last year's activities, which can be seen through new photo slide shows on our web site.  These photos feature our fourth annual Dance At the Stone House, some of the educational residencies, and producing activities. You can access these by going to our web site for photos and slideshows 2010 Dance at the Stone House and 2010 Images.


We are fortunate that we are supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the LA County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Also new to us is an Education Partnership Grant from County Supervisor Don Knabe.  However, public funds can only go so far; they do have to be matched before we can access the funds. We need your contributions more than ever to continue. Besides cash, airline miles are also a great way to show support. Our upcoming newsletter will have some premiums and other ideas for support. Donate on line  or use the same link for our mailing address you can use to send a check.

Looking Back at 2010

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We found our activities becoming even more entwined with our community. This came through my work on the Steering Committee for the new LA Arts Consortium and serving on the Advisory Board for the LA Arts Commission's Education Roundtable. I also served as a producer for the Western Arts Alliance Dance Showcase 2010 that included 16 different dance and music companies, and as Dance Coordinator for the Tri Art Festival 2010 in San Pedro, this year with 12 dance companies. In this way we were also able to help other arts companies as well as our own. Other 2010 activities included: beginning revivals of two 1980's works Gimbdu Dance Suite and Woman Sleeping, LACD at IPAY in Pittsburgh and at WAA in Long Beach, performances of The Better to Bite You With at the Edye Second Space/ Broad Complex, workshops for students and teachers at Chase Elementary, Performances at Baldwin Hills and Ritter Elementary, Residencies at Gulf Elementary/LAUSD and Jefferson Elementary/ParamountUSD through an Arts Ed Partnership Grant through Don Knabe, LA County Arts Intern Obafemi Oniya, and Dance at the Stone House. Schools participating this year included El Oro ES, Cantara ES, So. Region MS#2b, and Plainview ES.
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Quick Moves
Looking Back at 2010
Request For Participation.
Southern CA Dance Directory - more than 545 Companies
Special Thanks
Quick Links
Photo Credits
Photo of 'Dance At the Stone House' by Julian Franco
Sung-Yun Park + students from El Oro Elementary School.

Photo of presentation with a thank-you card for the dance residency by Louise Reichlin
Students from Gulf Elementary.

Photos of 'Dance At the Stone House' by Jesus (Chuy c/s) Rangel
Sung-Yun, Angela, Zsolt + students from Plainview Elementary.

The Patchwork Girl of Oz Photo by Sallie DeEtte Mackie.
Dancers: Shanon Schwait, Adrienne  Fisher
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Request For Participation

An exciting new participatory project this season is a work called Baggage, an expansion of "The Reality Series". Baggage is being created in conjunction with a revival of a theatre piece of our 1981 season, Woman Sleeping. It focuses on death and how we continue to carry with us in life those who have passed by integrating the experience of artifacts and emotions that remain.


Unlike that first piece, this one will be formed of images and stories of others as well as myself who have discovered that death changes their perception of reality. How do we incorporate continuing life with a loved one who is still present, but no longer corporal? This is one of the questions in making this work. It includes combining elements of the original Woman Sleeping, which after 30 years will mutate, creating a new piece. Although a serious topic, there also will be humor, as in most of my pieces.


If you would like to participate in the work and have a departed you would like to include, please email photos or thoughts to If you would like to send a video clip as a DVD to 351 S. Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020.

Southern CA Dance Directory - more than 545 listings
Yes- this block is always here, and it is one the most "clicked through" sections.
The Southern CA Dance Directory that Reichlin began in 1995 is alive and well with over 545 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 current 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. No amount is too small! And to help all the arts in our state, consider buying a CA arts license plate. The funds go right into arts companies for their public services and arts in education and there is a new campaign for one million plates for the arts. This E-letter closes with all the links you need to get to our new photo album on FaceBook and videos on YouTube.

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





Please contact us if you would like more information about anything you see here or in our  Fall Newsletter 2009.
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Have a wonderful holiday season, and look for new announcements and activities in 2011!


Louise Reichlin, Director
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers