We will be performing The Patchwork Girl of Oz
in Los Angeles in December and touring it to New York in January!
Above: Natalie Pausch, Steven Nielsen, & Wil-son Wiliams during our 2004 performance.
What 2 full, matinee performances
When Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 2011 at 2:00 pm both days
Where We will be presented by Grupo de Teatro Sinergia and Frida Kahlo Theater.
The Frida Kahlo Theater is an intimate space with oversized, plushy seats
and lots of free parking! The Frida Kahlo Theater is located in Echo Park
at 2332 W. 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057.
Tickets Tickets now on sale. Information on on site www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org
or buy on the Frida Kahlo website.
What Full, matinee performance & invited run through
When Friday, January 6th, 2012 at evening (run through)
Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 2 pm (performance)
Where Long Island Children's Museum Theater
What Showcasing short excerpts at APAP
(as a guest artist with Jodi Kaplan's Booking Dance)
When Sometime between January 7th-10th (exact time TBA)
Where Alvin Ailey Theater
Tickets Admission is complimentary for all APAP attendees.
About "The Patchwork Girl of Oz"
Adapted from the original children's classic by L. Frank Baum, creator of The Wizard of Oz, the dance/multimedia work The Patchwork Girl of Oz has packed houses in 4 states. This magical, modern-day fable brings to life the adventures of a young boy named Ojo as he goes on a quest to bring his uncle (who has been turned into marble) back to life. Along the way he makes new friends, including the marvelously contemporary Patchwork Girl, and learns the importance of working together as part of a community. Although the original book was written in 1913, its values of cooperation, family, friendship, respect for all life, and most importantly self-reliance are still important almost 100 years later.
The piece includes ten fantastical dances, woven together with multimedia, music, and narration that help tell the story. This show is perfect for parents and children to attend together. While young viewers will be delighted by the magical world of Oz and Ojo's adventures, adults will enjoy the imaginative combination of jubilant dancing and choreography, lively and exotic music, sophisticated multimedia imagery and fabulous costumes. Beverly Hills Outlook raved, "The choreography uses a wonderfully playful approach... the music a delightful surprise... along with sophisticated multimedia."
Looking for Schools & Presenters
Would you like to present us at your school or performing arts center? Ideally, we are looking for presenters and schools located in Los Angeles to present us in December 2011, as well as presenters and schools on the east coast near the Long Island Children's Museum (including NY, PA, NJ) to present our performance sometime in the first two weeks of January 2012.
Would you like to perform in The Patchwork Girl of Oz? Do you have 4th-6th graders in your organization that would like to participate? The Patchwork Girl of Oz can include 26 dance participants from your community as part of this interactive production! The students become the characters of the Joking Horners and the Hoppers, two groups of Oz inhabitants about to wage war over a joke.
For more information, download the flyer and contact Louise Reichlin via email or via phone at 213-385-1171.
Above: The "joking Horners" (students from John Muir El.) wait in the dressing room to go on in for the California premier of The Patchwork Girl of Oz at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica in 2002.