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September E-news  2013                                                              Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


Previews at Crafted/ Port of LA
* TriArt Previews 9/7 & 9/13

* TriArt Festival News

*Thanks for attending the
LA Dance Showcases at WAA

*New Funding for Educational
Residencies for our company
TriArt SP Previews at Crafted and Alva's Showroom
Crafted, Port of Los Angeles

Saturday Sept 7  -  1-2:00 pm

110/112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro 90731


A diverse dance performance drawn from 19 companies featured in the SAN PEDRO TRI ART Festival. Peoples Place San Pedro brings audience participation with Jan Kain and members of one of San Pedro's most popular dance schools. New this year is Maha and Company. Maha Afra performs from multiple cultures including Middle Eastern, Latino, and Afro. Louise Reichlin/ LA Choreographers & Dancers, returns for their 6th year at the Festival featuring joyous modern and contemporary dance. On Saturday they will perform Wedding, the final section added to her  Urban & Tribal Dances in 1992. It's the first performance this century of the critically acclaimed work.  


We have added a series of FREE previews to give San Pedro (and surrounding communities) more access to the performing arts before the Festival on Sept 21 and 22. 


 Maha and Dancers performs at the Crafted Preview 

Plan ahead for Friday 13 when the free previews move to
Alvas Showroom at 7:30.
Friday Sept 13 - 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro, CA 90732 
Drawn from the TriArt Festival, this preview features Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Maura Townsend's Project21Dance, Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers, Peoples Place San Pedro, Post Pros, Cortines High School Dance Company/ Marlita Hill.  FREE!! Get there early!! 
triartlogo The TriArt Festival is on Sept 21 and 22. Dance companies are below. See website for music, arts, and crafts.
We had a record number of companies apply to the festival this year. Companies selected are mostly professional, with several coming to us from New York this year. But we always include a small number of promising pre-professional and regional groups. We feel it is important for us to see that next wave coming in, and for them to connect with our professionals. We are thrilled to announce the following times & companies:


Sat. 9/21/13


1:05     Cortines High School Dance Company/ Marlita Hill 

1:15     Maha and Company [Middle Eastern, Latin, and Afro] 

1:25     ACFCLA (Artist Community for Change LA)/ Anacia  


1:45     Jazz Roots Dance Company/ Sue Samuels  

(New York based) 

2:15     Lauren Chertudi and Dancers  

(Cross country road trip - MY to LA) 

2:30     Los Angeles Dance Company/ Marie-France Levesque  


3:00     Lula Washington Dance Theatre

3:30     Regina Klenjoski Dance Company

3:40     People's Place San Pedro/ Jan Kain  

(Audience particiipation) 


Sun. 9/22/13


1:05     Degas Dance Studio (Performance Company)

1:15     San Pedro Ballet/ Cynthia & Patrick Bradley, Jr & Sr Co. 

1:25     Post Pros/ John Edwards (50+ Hip hop) 

1:30     ModArts Dance Collective/ Leah Tubbs (Contemporary/

New York based 

1:53     Antics/ Amy Campion (Hip hop dance theatre)   

2:13     Viva Panama Organization/ Victor Grimaldo 

2:30     Maura Townsend's Project 21 (Modern) 

2:40     Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

3:10     Hiroshi Hamanishi - Tap

3:30     Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts

To see videos and read more about the companies, go to the official site The 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.    
For more information contact:
Louise Reichlin, Producer and Dance Director,

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. A major new sponsor is Rickenbacker Guitars. New this year will be previews. We already had one at People's Place San Pedro during the city's 125th Birthday Fest. More previews are listed above. Like the actual festival on Sept 21 and 22, everything is free to the public. Besides the new grants for the dance portions,  we have been awarded an LA County Music in Public Places grant for Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Group. More look at Music in our next issue. For an advance look, go the, under music.

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.

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Thanks for attending the Western Arts Alliance Conference
&  LA Dance Showcases last week!

 A clip from
Tap Dance Widows Club
as it blends into a live dance section.
We so enjoyed meeting you at the Showcases and at the booth. LA Dance had a huge presence at the conference. If you missed it, you can still see information on all the companies on the official LA Dance Showcase website.
To see trailers for both showcases, go to  dance showcase video/Moss Theater and dance showcase video/LA Ballet Center.
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!!!

We are pleased to announce we have received another grant from Don Knabe's Arts Education Partnership, and this is again a matching one. Schools in his LA  County District (San Pedro, Wilmington, Lomita, Torrance) contact us to get us on your schedule!thank you from student
We Begin a new school year with ICEF District
& New Afterschool programs with LA's Best
This month we began curriculum dance classes five days a week at the Lou Dantzler MS under the ICEF District banner. Our teachers are excited to be in a  school with a dance room with mirrors and barres and wonderfully eager students. Teaching there currently are Tonya Vivian, Steven Nielsen, Kistina Pressler, Dustin Ripkens, and Laurie Huff. Meanwhile, Angela Todaro and Elizabeth Ann Poinsette prepare for two new schools with LA's Best including Rosa Parks El and Valley View, both Elementary Schools in the LAUSD.

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, the CA Arts Council and the Don Knabe Arts Education grants are all matching grants, and go towards the TriArt Festival in September and new school residencies in the fall.  
We are grateful for recent school activities funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant and 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:


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


Top photo: The Patchwork Girl of Oz at Booking Dance/ Jazz at Lincoln Center, by Bill Hebert

Next photo: From Maha and Dancers 

Third photo down: Composite of companies in Alvas Showcase preview of the TriArt Festival

Fourth photo down: Screen shot of Tap Dance Widows Club 

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie 

The Lark in the Morning from Celtic Suite: Dancer, Louise Reichlin, photo by Theodora Litsios