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July  2013                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


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The Baggage Project
* TriArt Applications for Dance
Companies Closes 7/15/13

* Los Angeles & DRC prepares for
Western Arts Alliance Showcase

* New Funding for Educational
Residencies for our company

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Dance Applications close 7/15/13  for the TriArt SP Festival
Deadline for Dance is July 15, 2013

Apply for The SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival, a free family event of dance, music & crafts in the Ports O'Call Village on the waterfront! This will be its 7th year, the 3rd at this beautiful outside location on September 21 and 22. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded our first Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant as well as a California Arts Council CPV  (Creating Places of Value) grant. There will be a $300-$500 honorarium this year for the professional dance 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.

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

Please apply to Louise Reichlin, Producer and Dance Director,
Include 10-30' of video you are submitting for the performance, and an electronic press kit.

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. New this year will be previews at Crafted, also at the Port of Los Angeles, and at Angels Gate on Sept. 7. Besides the new grants for the dance portions,  we have been awarded an LA County Music in Public Places grant.

The SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival is produced by Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers in conjunction with People's Place San Pedro, Blue Water Green Earth,and Freshboks Music.

Los Angeles & DRC prepares for Western Arts Alliance Showcase
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Tap Dance Widows Club
The Western Arts Alliance meets in Los Angeles from August 27-30th this year. Attending will be 13 Western States of presenters, and artists and agents from all over the world. Also attending, and showcasing, are many of the Dance Resource of Greater LA members. The companies, curated by a distinguished dance panel, include 20 of many dance genres. I am delighted to be working as a producer with Laura Karlin (Invertigo Dance Theatre) on the showcase at the Moss Theater at New Roads School, which will also have 350 seats which we will market to those of you not attending WAA (attendees get in for free!). The Moss Showcase plays on August 27 from 8-11 pm. Part of the producing trio is Laurie Sefton (Clairobscur Dance Company) who is producing a "Presenters Only" showcase at the Los Angeles Ballet Center on August 28 from 8-12. These showcases both have an amazing line-up (already announced on the new DRC Website, and we will soon have a special page with all the details linked. For now, just know that there are complementary gourmet food truck food (free for WAA attendees) and free round-trip shuttles from the Hyatt in Century City to the venues running continuously from 7 on. My own company is on at 8:34 at the Moss (Tap Dance Widows Club) and at 10:28 at LA Ballet Studio (The Patchwork Girl of Oz). Please put both incredible showcases on your calendar now.
New Funding for Educational Residencies for our company
Schools in the Valley - in LA Council Districts 2, 3, 6, 7, and 12 - We have received a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs for 2 free residencies. Please contact us right away for details!!!

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!
Please continue to contribute and consider raising the amount if you are able. The new Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the DCA City of Los Angeles, and the CA Arts Council grants are all matching grants, and go towards the TriArt Festival in September, the performances of Tap Dance Widows Club and the The Patchwork Girl of Oz in August, and new school residencies in the fall.  
We are grateful for school activities funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant by LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, but your contributions can bring 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


Top photo: Paul Antico

2 company photos: Paul Antico 

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie