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February  2014                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


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 Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers 
augmenting core company

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers is augmenting its core company for a revival of the complete Tennis Dances, in celebration of our 35th year. The complete work was last performed in 1998. They might also be in the video and live work Tap Dance Widows Club. Performances at Bootleg Theater in LA.


Dancers should have modern/contemporary, strong ballet and jazz background, strong stage presence, expressiveness, musicality, and technique. Floor work is important. Tap is useful if the other areas are strong, but not required. All ethnic types. Pay for performances.


Call for audition appointment. General rehearsal times are Sunday 10-1, Tues 10-1 and Thurs 10-1. Right now, Sunday is the most important day. Tech in the theater begins Tues afternoon on 4/7. No evenings until performance.

To see some of the styles look at


The link for The Tennis Dances is:

The link for a short showcase version of Tap Dance Widows Club is:


Website: You can also call 213-385-1171 or e-mail for more information and audition appointment. 


Full performance of
Full performance of "The Tennis Dances" at Bovard
Tap Dance Widows Club from WAA Showcase at the Moss Theater
15' Tap Dance Widows Club from WAA Showcase at the Moss Theater

  We hope you will become part of this 35th year revival!!



         "Louise Reichlin created a sensation with The Tennis Dances." Dance News


          "Clever evocations of theatre dance styles...everything from Fokine and Graham to Bejart and beyond, all unified by rackets and nets and tennis balls." Los Angeles Times


          "Among the group pieces, Louise Reichlin's Tennis Dances, for a dozen members of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, had to be the most provocative. A potpourri that vaguely satirizes pomposity, exoticism, period cutesiness and contrived elegance, that probes ancient mystery and indulges contemporary whimsy - all with the unlikely but clever metaphor of racquets and nets." Los Angeles Herald Examiner


          "(The program) ended brilliantly, thanks to Reichlin's Tennis Dances, which dates back to 1979. In this ten-part suite the tennis court becomes a metaphor, of course, for life's stage. And life, as Reichlin sees it, is indeed a stage, one crowded with a broad spectrum of attitudes. ...Here is a choreographer who arguably picks up the feminist point of view where Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis left off. To observe the universe as it is inhabited by women, she harks back to ancient times and mythic symbols." DanceMagazine

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 Los Angeles County Arts Commission and DCA City of Los Angeles grants are all matching grants, and go towards the TriArt Festival in September, free school performances in the Valley, our upcoming performances at Bootleg Theater, and our ongoing educational and performance projects. 

The CHC Reach Demonstration grant funds our after school program at Hillhurst Elementary.
Our school activities are also funded by LA County Supervisor Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant and LA County Supervisor's Mark Ridley-Thomas's educational grant. We are always working on new touring dates, and 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:


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Louise Reichlin, Director

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers


Top photo: Paul Antico

Is Your Company Listed article photo: Alfred Desio 

Patchwork Girl donate photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie