Louise Reichlin & Dancers (non profit name Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers) burst into the public eye with their first performance at the Anson Ford Theatre when “Reichlin created a sensation with The Tennis Dances” (Dance News). Over the years she has continued to examine our society from its most primitive nature to the emergence of the information age with The E-mail Dances in 1996. Through multiple performances for the 23rd Olympiad, a summer series at the LA Zoo, touring the US and Mexico Reichlin has consistently and continually created “probing and provocative” works (Dance Magazine) enjoyed by all ages. Her work illuminates life with reviews like “Before a triumphant finale, a world and its history have passed before our eyes, thanks to Louise Reichlin.” (Los Angeles Times)
Reichlin began her career in NY in concerts & Broadway, and her company has performed and choreographed throughout the USA, with her choreography also seen in six countries. She was on faculty at USC for 30 years. Since 1972 she has worked from her LA base, founding LOS ANGELES CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS (LA C&D), in 1979. Since 1995, many of her concert works include multimedia. Some of her critically acclaimed works include “The Tennis Dances”, “Urban and Tribal Dances”, “The Patchwork Girl of Oz”, “Dream Scapes” and more recently “Tap Dance Widows Club”, a 50′ video and live multimedia work from “The Baggage Project” and “Invasion”. Louise Reichlin & Dancers presents dance that is soulful and imaginative with a repertoire that is extensive and diverse. Louise has been a National Performance Network artist, also receiving the Bruce Geller Memorial Prize toward the creation of “A Jewish Child’s Story” (her most recent work), an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, a Pennington Dance SPACE award, an EZ/TV media award for “The Email Dances”, and a FRIF Grant from USC for “Celtic Suite”. Her company receives multiple grants from the CA Arts Council, LA County Dept of Arts & Culture, Dept of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, and the LAUSD.
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (LA C&D) creates and presents innovative dance works with imagination, feelings, and communication being the inspiration for every piece.
Whether presenting a concert performance or enriching the lives of LA area students through arts education, we believe that our work sparks imagination, creativity, self-discovery, and empowers our diverse audience members to expand their understanding of life.
We are proud to present this year’s 14th San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts, this year transformed by necessity to a Virtual Festival!