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April 24, 2015                                                                         Louise Reichlin & Dancers 

Brandenburg at Bootleg - 4/15 from Tap Dance Widows Club
Brandenburg at Bootleg - 4/15 from Tap Dance Widows Club

  Free Performances
This Week-end

Dance on the Edge

in San Diego 

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This Sunday we will be joining the PGK Dance Project for their 3rd Annual Dance On the Edge in San Diego. It is a free event over 10 city blocks, and we will be at the Main Stage at India and Grape at 11:45 am with Selections from The Tennis Dances, and at 1:00 pm for dances from The Better To Bite You With and Brandenburg from Tap Dance Widows Club. For a listing of all the wonderful California companies performing see the Artwalk page and for the schedule of when try this. It is actually the 10th year of the greater festival in San Diego in Little Italy.

Besides Director/Choreographer, Louise Reichlin, dancers will include
Elizabeth Ann Poinsette, Tonya Vivian, Kistina Pressler, Coree McKee, Roman Bykov, and Kirby Harrell.

 In the intro above see Brandenburg from our recent season at Bootleg. See below for an excerpt of Harem.


Harem from The Tennis Dances- Bootleg performance from performance at Bootleg Theater 4/9/15
Harem from The Tennis Dances- Bootleg performance from performance at Bootleg Theater 4/9/15



 If you are close to San Diego, we hope to see you there. It is a FREE festival!

Look for us closer to home on Saturday May 16, 2015 in the " Experimental Theater of Poetry" guesting with Linda J. Albertano's work at Beyond Baroque. 8:00 pm, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, 310-822-3006.   
On Sunday June 7, 2015
we will be at the 10th Annual "Lummis Day Festival" at 2:50 pm Southwest Museum Mt. Washington, Los Angeles CA 90065. This one is FREE! 
The Better To Bite You With selected for two more school residencies.
We are pleased to announce our 3rd and 4th school residency in the LAUSD this season using "The Better to Bite You With" as the theme. (The Animal Dance, a live and media dance is pictured on the left). Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents the culminating performances of our company dancers and the students of four 2nd grade classes at Taper Ave Elementary where we have been providing student workshops for the past 10 weeks. The participatory program is called "The Better To Bite You With", and is an interactive dance 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 work integrates the theme of teeth, one of the most basic and important parts of ours (and many animals') bodies. In October it was sponsored by the Children's Literature Dept at the Mark Taper Auditorium at the LA Central Library. This version for students has an increased emphasis on the learning element of the dance, using it to teach important lessons about the importance of dental health. This residency is presented in partnership with ANGELS GATE CULTURAL CENTER, and sponsored in part by grants from the Don Knabe Arts Education Partnership Program and the Norris Foundation.

Next week we begin a new residency at Rosemont Elementary sponsored in part by a grant from Mitch O'Farrell, LA City Council Member of our own District 13. For information about either residency or our educational workshops in general, contact us at 213-385-1171 or email The work was created for theater at the Jazz Bakery originally through a grant from Culver City, and we adapted it for schools including a study guide several years ago.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to you for your support!

We hope to share our dances and teaching with other areas, and new funds from you can also take us to any location in LA and much 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


Patchwork Girl duo photo: Sallie DeEtte Mackie 

Louise in Lark In the Morning photos: Theodora Litsios