"Mythically transporting...Probes ancient mystery...provocative"       Tickets & info:




Above, some stills from the striking visual art from the multimedia for this concert by Audri Phillips. These images and the dancers below are from the contemporary dance work "Mourning Light".           Dancers: Zsolt Banki & Brittany Midiri, Photo: Paul Wasserman

mourning duo  


We discovered a typo in the Saturday evening time from our recent mailing. Please check the time again if you are coming. It is correct below. 


Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents

Louise Reichlin & Dancers in "Baggage"


WHERE: Miles Memorial Playhouse             

1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

(Parking lot on Lincoln Blvd, 100 yards South of Wilshire Blvd. The ramp  is on the East side of Lincoln, leading down into a subterranean garage. Say you are coming to the Miles performance for free parking.)


WHEN: May 20-22, 2011. Friday May 20 @7:30 pm, Saturday May 21 @ 4:00 and 7:30 pm, Sunday May 22 @4:00 pm
INFO/RESERVATION: 213-385-1171
PURCHASE TICKETS:  www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org

$15 gen, $13 stu, sen, DRC




The past and present meet for an eclectic celebration of life in

Tap Dance Widows Club, an innovative flagship work by Louise Reichlin & Dancers, that ignites and brings together multiple dance forms in a unique multimedia piece using the power of Dance; an inside story from 30's Hollywood to now. Louise Reichlin (widow of Alfred Desio), Loretta Zerby (widow of Jon Zerby), and Katherine Hopkins-Nicholas (widow of Fayard Nicholas) met to share memories, photos, and videos of their well-known husbands. Their conversations about moving forward without their husbands' physical presence are both hilarious and moving; this became the audio for this transformative work.


After grieving for the loss of a loved one, we accept the richness that person has brought to our lives. Join us for a suite that includes live dance combined with user and artist-generated multimedia that explores our changing perception of death, and the positive baggage we carry with us when a loved one is no longer corporal but still present. Dances include:

'Mourning Light', 'Tap Dance Widows Club', 'Remembrance' 

'Woman Sleeping' (revival 1981),  and Conversation with the audience/artists



Director/Choreographer -   Louise Reichlin 

Visual Artist -   Audri Phillips

Dancers - Ashley Allen, Zsolt Banki, Jen Hunter, Brittany Midiri, Steven Nielsen, Sarah Nordquist, Angelina Prendergast, Anne-Marie Talmadge, and Angela Todaro.  

Special Guest Dancer -   M'saada Nia


See a brand new article about the piece at   The Beverly Hills Outlook. Once there click on Events and Culture. We're also featured in the Santa Monica Mirror.  



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