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Coming on Sat Oct 18 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 90071      Website


The Better To Bite You With

Choreography, narration, adaptation: Louise Reichlin

Masks & Set Piece: Stephen Kwok

Costumes: Linda Borough

The Better to Bite You With is a 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 inventive...fun 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.

Education Activities/ Current Teaching Residencies

  1. -Hillcrest Elementary (LAUSD) - dance after school program and “Healthy Kids Zone” is a REACH demonstration project through Community Health Councils funded by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention.

  2. -View Park Middle School (ICEF) - curriculum dance residency.

  3. - Lou Dantzler Prep Elementary (ICEF) - Curriculum dance residency.

The 8th Annual San Pedro ♥ TriArt Festival

A free family event featuring dance, music & crafts with the emphasis on Dance!

Location:Ports O' Call Village, Special Events Dance Stage

                  1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731

Dates:Saturday & Sunday, September 27-28, 2014

Times:11 am on, with the dance performances from 1-4 each

                                    day.  Music from 4:30 on.


Web site: www.triartSP.com

At the free festival this year, you can expect to be enchanted by the wide range of creativity and talent presented by our dancers, musicians, and art vendors. Curated by Louise Reichlin, there is a diverse range of dance styles and companies. Please keep in mind these times are approximate as there will be drawings for free prizes throughout the day, which may shift the time. Please go to "Meet the 2014 Dance Companies" at www.triartSP.com for portraits.

The Dance Schedule:

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Dance Performance Times:

1:00 pm-Degas Dance Team

1:15 pm-San Pedro City Ballet

1: 25 pm-Dance Department / Idyllwild Arts Academy

1:35 pm-Rubans Rouges Dance Company/ Noelle Andressen 

1:45 pm-Gulistan Dance Theater

2:00 pm-Kenneth Walker Dance Project

2:15 pm-Navarasa Dance Theater /Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda

2:35 pm-The PGK Dance Project/ Peter G Kalivas

3:05 pm-Tap Overload

3:25 pm-The Underground Street Dance Co

3:45 pm-Peoples Place

Sunday, September 28, 2014, Dance Performance Times:

1:00 pm -Ballet Folklorico Pasion de Mi Tierra/ Gabriel Avila

1:15 pm-APA Repertory Ensemble

1:20 pm-Jrick and the Hot Flashers Post Pros

1:30 pm-ENCORE Dance Company

1:40pm-Lula Washington Dance Theatre

2:15 pm-Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni

2:30 pm-Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers

3:05 pm-Hiroshi Hamanishi

3:30 pm-Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts

Music Schedule

Saturday outdoors at Ports O'Call:

4:30pm to 5:20pm - Blue Eyed Son (Rock)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - Prestige Worldwide (Rock, covers)

Sunday outdoors at Ports O'Call:

4:30pm to 6:30pm - The Black Tongued Bells (Blues / Rock'n Roll) 

6:30pm to 7:15 (Sunday Sunset Set) - US 99 (Blues) 

Video from past years Triart Festival

LA C&D is funded in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. LA C&D has also received a Music in Public Places award from the LA County Arts Commission District 4 office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Other major sponsors include: Joe Buscaino, LA City Council Member District 15, Don Knabe, LA County Commissioner, Jayme Wilson, Ports O'Call Restaurant & Spirit Cruises, Matt Lincir/ Alvas, and Joshua Stecker, San Pedro Today.

TriArt Previews Schedule for 2014

* August 23, 2014, 1:30 pm. Tall Ships Festival LA. Stage 2-Downtown Harbor Stage, 84 Berth, San Pedro CA 90731.

Companies: Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers, People’s Place/Jan Kain

* September 12, 2014, 7:30 pm. Alvas Showroom. 1417 W. 8th St. San Pedro 90732.

Companies: Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers, Jrick and the Hot Flashers (formerly the Post Pros), ENCORE Dance Company, San Pedro City Ballet

* September 13, 2014, 1:00 pm. Crafted at the Port of LA. 112 E 22nd St #10, Los Angeles, CA 90731.

Companies: Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers, People’s Place, Ballet Folklorico Pasión de Mi Tierra

Louise Reichlin & Dancers at Kidspace Pasadena

Tuesday July 1 -  Free Family night - 6:30 pm

Saturday July 26 - Dance Day - 12:30 pm

Photo on left used to publicize our previews of the  SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival. Photo by Bill Hebert during the Booking Dance Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2013. Dancers are Tonya Vivian and Steven Nielsen.