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October  2014                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 



 No, it's not a Halloween piece, but this is one of the photos of TEETH featured in this fun (and not so scary) piece for both kids and older folk. 



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The Better To Bite You With

Created and performed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers


Sat Oct 18, 2014 sponsored by the Children's Literature Dept at the Mark Taper Auditorium at the downtown LA Central Library at 2 pm.

630 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, 213-228-7250

FREE, parking $1 with library card



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Choreography, narration, adaptation: Louise Reichlin

Masks & Set Piece: Stephen Kwok

Costumes: Linda Borough


The Better to Bite You With is a dance multimedia modernized fairy tale based on "Little Red Riding Hood", a tale found in virtually every culture worldwide. Inspired by new technology in computer X-rays used by creator Louise Reichlin's dentist, the performance appeals to all ages, from 3-year old children to young adults and grandparents.


"Imaginative and delightfully for the whole family." Beverly Hills Outlook


"Great music and dance along with a good storyline. The interaction and photos were really cool!" Audience survey


The dance begins with a vaudevillian collage of mouths and toothbrushes. As we enter the story line, we meet Lil Red and her Mama Blue and discover where she got her name and the dilemma she has, a toothache to be precise. Sent to see her Grandmother who is to take her to the dentist, Lil Red must travel through a park where many different animals live. Afraid and reluctant to go through, she dances with a flock of birds in front of the park. Later Lil Red meets the infamous Wolf, but the story builds to an unexpected and creative conclusion. This sophisticated theatrical adventure is woven with technology, narration, and music ranging from  Dixieland and Liz Story to King Crimson, and of course dance.




Below is a video from our performance at the Edye at the Broad back in 2010.

The Better To Bite You With - excerpts Edye performance
The Better To Bite You With - excerpts Edye performance

Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!
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 all matching grants, and projects this season included the TriArt Festival in September,  free school performances in the Valley and in Mark Ridley-Thomas's LA County Supervisor's District, and our ongoing educational and performance projects. We are part of the REACH Demonstration Project which needs funds for it to continue after this year. Ask us about the project!!

Our school activities (see list) are in many places, and those  funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant need matching funds. 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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Louise Reichlin, Director

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers

LA C&D Board Members
Louise Reichlin, Joanne DiVito, Betty Castaneda, Hiroshi Hamanishi, Loretta Zerby, Tamara Shayne Kagel, Aliza Lesser
LA C&D 2014-2015 Dancers
Kirby Harrell, Coree McKee, Steven Nielsen, Elizabeth Ann Poinsette, Tonya Vivian, Kistina Pressler. Apprentice: Eric Waits

Patchwork Girl duo photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie