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WHAT:     Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents

      Louise Reichlin & Dancers in "Baggage"


     'Mourning Light', 'Tap Dance Widows Club',    

                'Remembrance' , 'Woman Sleeping' (revival 1981),    

                'The Kiss'


                 Conversation with the audience


WHEN:     May 20-22, 2011.    Friday @ 7:30 pm,

                           Saturday at 4:00 and 7:30 pm,

                           Sunday at 4:00 pm 


WHERE:   Miles Memorial Playhouse

     1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403


WHO:      Director/Choreographer:     Louise Reichlin

      Visual Artist:     Audri Phillips

      Guest Artist:     Anet Ris-Kelman


Dancers:     Ashley Allen, Zsolt Banki, Jen Hunter, Brittany Midiri, Steven Nielsen, Sarah Nordquist, Angelina Prendergast, Anne-Marie Talmadge, and Angela Todaro. Special guest:  Msaada Nia


After grieving for the loss of a loved one, we accept the richness that person has brought to our lives. Join us for a suite that includes live dance combined with user and artist-generated multimedia that explores our changing perception of death, and the positive baggage we carry with us when a loved one is no longer corporal but still present. "A transformational work using the power of dance in a story from the 30's Hollywood to now. The entire suite has great range from dark to sunlight."



Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers is funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Also the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.



Photos: Paul Wasserman, Louise Reichlin, Kenneth Johansson, Elissa Zimmerman, Theodora Litsios, OC Register, LA Times


Poster Design: Kristi Mathias

Sunday March 20, 2011 @ 1:00 and 4:00 pm

Louise Reichlin & Dancers

at Alvas Showroom

1417 W. 8th St, San Pedro, CA 90732

in a first look at their new work in progress, Baggage

and a revival of the 1981 theatre piece, Woman Sleeping


Both performances include a dialogue with the audience

as the new work develops.











Director and Choreographer: Louise Reichlin


Visual Artist: Audri Phillips


Dancers: Sung-Yun Park, Angelina Prendergast, Angela Todaro, Zsolt Banki, Brittany Midiri, Sarah Nordquist, Anne-Marie Talmadge, Mao Yagi, Steven Nielsen


Call for information: 213-385-1171

$15 general admission, $13 students/seniors/drc with id


Reservations at 800-403-3447 and at 213-385-1171

Photos by Paul Wasserman


Baggage” is composed of multiple dances, including a revival of a 1981 piece, "Woman Sleeping". A centerpiece in the new "Baggage" is called "Tap Dance Widows Club". Louise Reichlin (widow of Alfred Desio), Loretta Zerby (widow of Jon Zerby), and Katherine Hopkins-Nicholas (widow of Fayard Nicholas) meet to share their memories, photos, and videos of their well-known husbands. Their conversations about moving forward without their husbands' physical presence, are both hilarious and moving; this becomes the audio for this section with media including photos and videos.


The multimedia content for "Remembrance" in "Baggage" is user-generated through a Facebook campaign in which users are encouraged to share photos and stories about lost loved ones. They also share their perceptions on death and integrating the experience of artifacts and emotions that remain when their loved one has passed.

 

Monday Feb. 7, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

max10 Performance Laboratory at the Electric Lodge

Excerpt from our new piece “Baggage” +

1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA

$10 for 10 artists at 10’ each + reception to follow

No reservations - so arrive early!!



















 

The TriArt Festival 2010 - A free outdoors festival! Artists & more info on their site. September 11 & September 12 in San Pedro. We will be performing on September 12 in the afternoon at 12:20 with excerpts from The Better To Bite You With and The Patchwork Girl of Oz. The outdoor stage is on Mesa and 7th.



















Here is a list of all the artists.

TriArt Festival – 9/11/2010. Saturday Dance Schedule

12:00 – blue13 dance company

12:15 -  Andalosi Dance Company (Middle Eastern)

12:25 - Ingrid Graham/ Collaboration Movement (Modern)

12:30 - D.Long Dance (Modern)

12:40 - New Beginnings Dance Co. (Modern)

12:50 - Brockus Project Dance Company (Contemporary)

1:00 - Arpana Dance Company (Bharata Natyam)

1:20 - People's...Dance Team / Disco Ballroom (Audience participation)


TriArt Festival – 9/12/2010. Sunday Dance Schedule

12:00 - Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts (circus)

12:10 - Sohini Ray (Manipuri Dance/ No. India)

12:20 - Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers (excerpts 'The Better to Bite You With' & 'The Patchwork Girl of Oz'

12:50 - San Pedro City Ballet (Ballet & Modern)

1:05 - Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts (Audience participation)
















Tues. November 16, 2010 at 12:00 noon

Wed. November 17, 2010 - 3 performances

                at 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon


Louise Reichlin & Dancers

Dance At the Stone House


FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. An interactive site specific work that uses audience participation to design a dance work based on the unusual architecture and art that is the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center. The name comes because of the unusual use of native river rocks set into the architecture and interior of the building. Built in 1925, the building, designated a City Cultural Historical monument, has been transformed into a first-of-its-kind art education center in the East San Fernando Valley.


In 2007 we debuted our original  work Dance At the Stone House.  The unique use and look of the historic building, and the restriction of only six people in a room inspired Louise Reichlin to create this work for 4th through 6th grade students. She contacted Jesus “Chuy c/s” Rangel, the Youth Arts Center Director, and the partnership has continued. Working with our professional company dancers, the students explore the site and artwork there in small groups, learning and creating movement phrases that are then integrated into an original dance based on both architecture and movement. It is a completely kinetic approach to the building as the students first learn about the building, view the art, and also learn phrases that are part of the dance. The children are included in the audience that is on either the outside lawn or inside room. They are also part of the performance at the appropriate time as Louise Reichlin & Dancers perform a completed work that also includes the ten short phrases and 60-80 students. They are set to music on a patio area that is visible to both the inside and outside audiences’ areas.


Sun Valley Youth Arts Center

8642 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352


213-385-1171

Free, but reservations a must as seating is limited.



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July 2010- School residency at Gulf Elementary School in Wilmington (LAUSD) with workshops, performances & PD.

Special thanks to LA County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Arts Education Partnership program.


June 2010- School performances at Baldwin Park and Ritter Elementary Schools in Los Angeles (LAUSD).

Special thanks to LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

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This page was last revised on June 1, 2012.

To see last season’s performances,  click here.

Dancers Stone House 2010: Sung-Yun Park, Samantha Hoe, Angelina Prendergast, Angela Todaro, Brittany Midiri, and Zsolt Banki.


This year we have doubled the amount of performances and students from four schools are part of the interactive work:

El Oro Elementary School, Cantara Elementary School,

So. Regional MS # 2b, and Plainview Elementary School.


Photos at the right (top) are from the 2007 performance and (bottom) from 2009.


Here is a review of 2009.


Video Slide Show - Dance At the Stone House        

Created & Directed by Louise Reichlin


LA C& D is funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Also the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs,

and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


The DANCE SHOWCASE 2010 at the Western Arts Alliance

The link above takes you to the entire two day showcase with all 18 artists profiled. The dates are 8/31/10 and 9/1/10 and it is an amazing menu of artists from Indian to Tap to Ballet to Hip-Hop to Modern to Light Shows and Live Music. Produced by Louise Reichlin & Linda Sohl-Ellison. The performances are free, but preferred seating is given to WAA conference participants.


Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers is performing as follows:


8/31/10 @ 9:25 - Beacon Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel in Long Beach, as part of the Dance Showcase. The Better To Bite You With, Part 2.


9/1/10 @ 9:10 - Beacon Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel in Long Beach, as part of the Dance Showcase. The Better To Bite You With, Part 1.

February 2-27, 2011- School residency at Broad Ave. Elementary School in Wilmington with workshops, performances & PD.

Special thanks to LA County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Arts Education Partnership program.


December 8, 2010- Ongoing. After school program at Our Lady of Loretto, Los Angeles.


November 19- December 6, 2010- School residency at Jefferson Elementary in Paramount School District.

Special thanks to LA County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Arts Education Partnership program.

June 2011-School residency at Aeolian El. using The Better To Bite You With about teeth and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.


April 2011- School residency at Chase Ave. Elementary begins. This is a curriculum project working with 5 classes on international dances that they then teach to the other classes in their grade level. The project culminates in June with the whole school performing the dances, which this year are from continents including North America, Africa, Asia (Japan), Pacific Islands, and Central/South America. Each year different locations and dances are selected.


March & April, 2011- After school program at Vine St Elementary (LAUSD) through partnership with the Hollywood Arts Council. After school program at Our Lady of Loretto, Los Angeles, continues.


We just finished our performances of “Baggage” at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, and following are 2 supershort clips from the production. More to come-


Tap Dance Widows Club, Mourning Light, Woman Sleeping. See more about the works and the credits just below the videos.