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March  2013                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


The Patchwork Girl of Oz



- January-February-March


- Performances in New York
     Jazz at Lincoln Center

- School Activities
     Curriculum Based
     After School

- Auditions for our Company
      Dancers wanted 
- Applications for the
      TriArt SP Festival open
      Companies wanted

- Looking for free or low-cost studio space after April 11.




Jazz at Lincoln Center

In January Louise attended the International Performing Arts for Youth Annual Conference in Philadelphia, and then the whole company met in New York to perform as part of Booking Dance Festival NYC produced by Jodi Kaplan at The Allen Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. See the photos above and video below. 

The Patchwork Girl of Oz at Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Patchwork Girl of Oz at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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School Activities


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  See credits for our photos in schools right margin.

Here is a video link to our full theater performances and educational residencies in schools. Above left are photos from "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" adapted for schools, this performance at Vieja Valley in Santa Barbara this month. Right is a class with our high school and middle school students through our partnership with the ICEF District at Frederick Douglass HS through LA County Arts For All. On the bottom are our 2nd grade volunteers in "The Tennis Dances"
and on the right our own dancers in another section. Both are from Selma El through our partnership with the Hollywood Arts Council for the month of student workshops and with Eric Garcetti's LA City District 13. These were all curriculum projects. Currently we are also at Los Feliz El and Korenstein El, both LAUSD, in partnership with LA's Best in after-school sessions. We still have a residency available this semester if you are in LA County District 4 (Don Knabe) and have matching funds. Please contact us now before its too late for this year!!
Auditions for Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers
We are having auditions for male and female dancers for 2013-2014 Season beginning in April.

Paid performances and associated teaching activities. Rehearsal honorarium.  

Dancers should have modern and contemporary, strong ballet and jazz background, strong stage presence, expressiveness, musicality, and technique. Floor work important. All ethnic types.

Rehearsals times are Sunday 10-1, Tues 10-1 and Thurs 10-1. To see some of the styles look at, then the name of the production. For more information call 213-385-1171 or e-mail Also see our web site.  

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Applications Open for the TriArt SP Festival - Sept. 21-22, 2013
The SAN PEDRO TRI ART Festival is a free family event featuring dance, music & crafts in the Ports O'Call Village on the waterfront. This will be its 7th year, and the 3rd at this beautiful outside location. Founded by Joe Caccavalla, we have been curating the event, but on Joe's passing last summer, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers began producing it. As a non-profit, we began applying for grants at that point. Up to now it has been a showcase (no pay for the companies), so please continue to think of it that way until we hear from some of the grants we have now applied for.

Last year the Dance component included 16 professional and 6 pre-professional companies from all over the Southland. You can see more about the last two year's festivals at web-sites TriArt SP 2012 and TriArt Festival Dance 2011. For a short video from these years see below:
TriArt Festival - excerpts 2011 & 2012
TriArt Festival - excerpts 2011 & 2012
There is an interest in all dance forms performed by professional companies including traditional ballet and modern as well as ethnic dance forms and hip-hop. Most of the works were traditional in their presentation last year, but several companies did interactive pieces that involved audience members, and this is another area of interest. This is for an outdoor marley covered stage approximately 32 x 28 feet. Each set will be 10-30 minutes. The programs open with 2-3 pre-professional groups each day, so we'd like to hear from schools also. The turn out on each day was well over a thousand. We anticipate good coverage for the event, both before and after.

Last year we received many more applications than there was room for, so if you were not selected before, please try again, perhaps with a different piece. There is always great diversity in the programming. To apply, email what you would like to perform, including a digital press packet and video. If it is a new work, include projected music.

This year, as last, our partners include Alvas/ Matt Lincir, Spirit Cruises and Ports O'Call Restaurant/ Jayme Wilson, LA County District 4/Don Knabe Supervisor, and LA City District 15/ Joe Buscaino, Councilman.
Looking for Free or Low-cost Rehearsal Space after April 11
After more than 8 years of donated rehearsal space through Joe Tawil and GAM Products, we are now looking for a new large space. A special thanks to Joe for our extended run that began so many years ago with a space grant to DCA of Los Angeles for a short period. Joe has sold the company and the space will be converted by the new owners. It is amazing how many dances were created there. Our regular rehearsal times are Sun, Tues, and Thurs from 10 am - 1 pm. We are in Los Angeles. Please contact us right away with suggestions. Besides regular dance studios, we are also open to spaces in schools, church, synagogues, Y's, warehouses, etc. if there is a good dance floor. Call us at 213-385-1171 or email.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!
Our fall fund drive was successful, and if you haven't received a thank you yet, its coming very soon! Please continue to contribute and consider raising the amount if you are able. Our fiscal year goes through June 30! The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and DCA City of Los Angeles grants are both matching grants, and went towards the TriArt Festival in September and the performances of Tap Dance Widows Club and the Baggage Project in November. The USA Fund Raising Project went towards the premier of Tap Dance Widows Club.  
Our school activities funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant need matching funds. We thank LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas who has recommended us for another residency, but your funds can take us to any location in LA or Santa Barbara County (or further). If you donate, you can help us get to your location!! Please visit our website to make your donation



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Videos of Louise Reichlin & Alfred Desio:


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Louise Reichlin, Director

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers