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April  2014                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


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Dancers wanted

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Auditions for Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

We are having auditions for male and female dancers
(2 immediate and other openings for 2014-2015 Season

When:  Tuesdays/Thursdays 4/22, 4/24, 4/29/ 2014 at 10 am  

              E-mail to select a date.  

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 on a section of  "Baggage", about Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe and NY in the 70's.  Coming up public performances include previews in August and the TriArt Festival Sept 27 & 28 and a performance of "The Better To Bite You With" October 18 at the Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Public Library. The last 3 seasons we have also toured to New York for performances. We currently have many performances and residencies at schools in the Los Angeles area, both curriculum based and after school. The company, a performing unit of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, was founded by Louise Reichlin.  

Applications Open for the TriArt SP Festival - Sept. 27-28, 2014
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 8th year, and the 4th at this beautiful outside location. Founded by Joe Caccavalla, we have been curating the event, but on Joe's passing in 2012, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers began producing it. As a non-profit, we began applying for grants at that point. We are delighted that last year we were awarded our first Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant (it has a roll-over into 2014's festival) and a CPV grant from the CAC. An exciting addition is a series of summer and fall free previews that lead to the main event. There will again be an honorarium for professional companies.

Last year the Dance component included 14 professional and 6 pre-professional companies from all over the Southland, including 2 from New York. You can see more about the last three year's festivals at web-sites TriArt SP 2013 and TriArt Festival Dance 2011. For a short video from these years see below:
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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 several thousand over the days events. 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 link. Professional companies- 10 to 30', pre-professional under 10'. 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, and Rickenbacker Guitars. New media partner is Joshua J. Stecker, San Pedro Today, and producing partners include Jan Kain, Peoples' Place, Rick Conkey, Blue Water Green Earth, and Greg Neethling, FreshBoks Music. Our company has also been awarded an LA County grant for an intern who will spend 1/2 of the full time position on this project.
Is Your Company Listed in the So. CA Dance Directory?
The Southern CA Dance Directory that I began in 1995 is alive and well with over 566 listings of professional dance companies and related organizations. This free service is accessed by thousands of people each month, and I've heard that dance jobs have often come about through the information! But....if the wrong email or phone number is there, it's up to you to contact us and it will be fixed, usually within 24 hours. If you are not there and would like to be, please email the information in the format that is there. This is a special project that is a labor of love - no grants funds involved - so if you want to use it, please help keep it up to date. You can reach us at 213-385-1171 or

Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!
Our winter 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 California Arts Council CPV, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and DCA City of Los Angeles grants are all matching grants, and go towards the TriArt Festival in September,  2 free school performances in the Valley, and our ongoing educational and performance projects.
Our school activities funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant need matching funds. Our Hatchfund Drive in December and January helped us take the Tap Dance Widows Club showcase to new York and you can still see the video on the site.  New funds from you can take us to any location in LA or 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: Paul Antico

2 company photos: Paul Antico, Bill Hebert

Is Your Company Listed article photo Alfred Desio 

Patchwork Girl photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie