Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, founded
in 1979, is committed to using dance as a unifying force that crosses cultural, generational, linguistic and socio-economic lines. Now at three decades+ they have been leading the exploration of dance and technology, expanding our vision of the world, challenging and delighting us with dynamic new sights and sounds.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers (LR&D) specializes in performances and workshops for families and children. The company’s history includes programming that creates new works and strives for high artistic values on both a concert level and in community projects. Reichlin and Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (LA C&D) burst into the public eye in 1979 with the company's first performance at the Anson Ford Theatre when "Reichlin created a sensation with The Tennis Dances" (Dance News). Early in its history, LA C&D was one of only four dance companies selected to have an official Bicentennial Endorsed Project. Reichlin and Associate Director Alfred Desio were awarded a $14,000 Faculty Research and Innovation Grant from USC, hers for the creation of Celtic Suite, a blend piece of modern and tap. The organization name Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers was originally used as the non-profit organization name under which both Louise Reichlin & Dancers and Zapped Taps™/Alfred Desio performed with their individual companies. Since Alfred Desio’s death in 2007, it is now often used for Reichlin’s work alone.

With multiple performances for the 23rd Olympiad and a summer series at the LA Zoo, programming for LR&D has also included performing in the schools and in free festivals, as well as creating new concert works in theatrical settings of major theaters every year. Reichlin's choreography falls into the area called modern or contemporary dance, but her company uses a range of styles depending on the piece. LR&D also toured with Dream Scapes, a multi-media cirque production in co-ordination with Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest. Her commissions for the company included two complete programs with the Pasadena Pops that ranged from modern to tango to musical theater. Other projects that featured Reichlin's diversity in theme and style included three dramatic pieces for the original and first national companies of Caution, Men At Work: TAP and the original choreography for Frankenbean and the Monster Carrots produced by the LA Children’s Museum that toured nationally. One of her earliest commissions was for a 13 foot monofilament hanging kinetic sculpture called a Gimbdu, created for an outdoors festival.

 

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Photo: Kenneth Johansson   Louise Reichlin & Dancers performing Woman Sleeping in 1982.


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