Dance Multimedia Show "Tap Dance Widows Club" Explores Life, Deathduo larger tap dance widows

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: November 16-18, 2012. Fri @ 7:30 pm, Saturday @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm, Sunday @ 4:00 pm
INFO/RESERVATION: 213-385-1171
$20 gen, $17 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' (premier), 'Remembrance', 'new york 1960's, hot sidewalks, moondog on 6th ave, splatter paint (in progress)

 'Tribute', Conversation with the audience/artists




Director/Choreographer -   Louise Reichlin 

Visual Artist -   Audri Phillips

Tribute - Guest Tap Dancers 

Dancers - Zsolt Banki, Jenni Kiilholma, Steven Nielsen, Elizabeth Ann Poinsette, Kistina Pressler, Louise Reichlin, Angela Todaro, Tonya Vivian and Sarah White.  

Special Guests -  M'saada Nia, Hiroshi Hamanishi 



Top photos: Dancers on left: Zsolt Banki, Elizabeth Poinsette in Tap Dance Widows Club  

(photo: Paul Antico)

Dancers on right: Jon Zerby and Inga Zerby 



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