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May  2013                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


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The Shampoo



- Free Performance at Lummis
Day Festival

- Auditions for our Company

   - Applications for the
      TriArt SP Festival open

      - Educational Activities



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Return Performance at the Lummis Day Festival June 2

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers returns to the Lummis Day Festival (FREE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL).

Sunday June 2, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles 90031

Stage 2

The company will be performing The Shampoo, Remembrance, and Selections from The Patchwork Girl of Oz. For excerpts from these pieces see videos.

More info on our website or email 

LA C&D info:   213-385-1171

For complete Lummis Day info: 

Photos: below from the Unc Nunckie and Ojo characters (Patchwork Girl of Oz) which will be performed at Lummis Day. This photo by Bill Hebert performed in the Booking Dance Festival, Jazz At Lincoln Center, in NY in January. The Shampoo photo above is by Paul Antico. Remembrance photo to right by Alfred Desio.      




Auditions for Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

We are having auditions for male and female dancers for 2013-2014 Season

When: Thursday 5/30, or Tuesday 6/11/13.  Where: Live Arts LA, 4210 Panamint St,(corner of Eagle Rock), Los Angeles CA 90065   


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 and the ability to improvise helpful. Tap is useful if other areas are strong, but not required.  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. Performances next season include local and some touring. See below for more about repertory. If unable to attend, please contact us for appointment.


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Louise Reichlin & Dancers burst into the public eye in 1979 with their first performance at the Anson Ford Theatre when "Reichlin created a sensation with"The Tennis Dances" (Dance News). Over the years she has continued to examine our society from its most primitive nature to the emergence of the information age with"The E-mail Dances" in 1996. Through multiple performances for the 23rd Olympiad, a summer series at the LA Zoo, touring the US and Mexico with "Dream Scapes"   and "The Patchwork Girl of Oz," Reichlin has consistently created "probing and provocative" works. (Dance Magazine)


We are continuing work after this summer on "Baggage", about Death and how we continue to connect with those we have been close to that become additional 'baggage' in a positive way. Coming up public performances include the Lummis Day Festival on June 2, showcases in August at LA Ballet and the Moss Theater during the Western Arts Alliance conference, and at the TriArt Festival on Sept 22. The last 2 seasons we have also toured to New York for performances. We currently have many performances and residencies at schools in the Los Angeles area. The company, a performing unit of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, was founded by Louise Reichlin.  

Educational Activities
  1. -  We just performed at  the Frederick Douglass Academy HS campus on May 13 along with selections performed by the HS Dance Program. The Shampoo and Mourning LIght, both by Louise Reichlin were performed by our company.  Steven Nielsen and Tonya Vivian provided their choreography on the students. This is our second year in residence there, and our first through a partnership grant to the ICEF School District from the Los Angeles County Arts For All. The special company performance is through a grant from County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. 
  2. -  Culminating performances on May 28 at Eshelman El (LAUSD) and on June 6 at Aeolian El (Los Nietos District) for residencies funded in part through a matching grant from County Supervisor Don Knabe's Arts Education Partnership.  
  3. - More culminating performances soon at Commonwealth El School on June 6 for a residency funded through a grant from County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.


At Eshelman Elementary, our dancing Hoppers above performing, and the Joking  

Horners  below just before the performance.   






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. We are delighted to announce we have just been awarded our first Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant. There will be a small honorarium this year for the professional companies.

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. If you were in it last season, please let us know if you are interested this year, and what work you might like to do.

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. Besides the new DCA LA Festival Grant, we have also been awarded an LA County Music in Public Places grant.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!
Our fall fund drive was successful, and many thank you's! Please continue to contribute and consider raising the amount if you are able. Our fiscal year goes through June 30 and we are still matching a few of our educational grants! The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and DCA City of Los Angeles grants were both matching grants, and those funds 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:


click here for Reichlin on You/Tube 


click here for Desio on You/Tube 


Please contact us if you would like more information about anything you see here.





Louise Reichlin, Director

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers


Two "audition" photos: Paul Antico, Bill Hebert

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie