Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
LR&D/ LA C&D creates and presents innovative dance works inspired by imagination, feelings, and communication. We believe that our work sparks imagination, creativity, self-discovery, and empowers our diverse audience members to expand their understanding of life. Within our mission we have three areas of focus; concert performances, arts education and special projects. Though seemingly separate, our work across these areas is united in our commitment to take audience members on a journey of self-discovery through soulful, imaginative dance, with the highest artistic values regardless if in our concert pieces for dance enthusiasts and families or our arts education programs for schools.
Louise Reichlin, Director and Choreographer, began her professional career in New York performing in concerts and on Broadway, and has performed and choreographed throughout North America with her choreography also seen in China, Taipei, Mexico, Sweden, and Guatemala. Since 1972 she has worked extensively from her Los Angeles base, founding LOS ANGELES CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS, the non-profit base of Louise Reichlin & Dancers, in 1979. She created a summer series for the LA Zoo early in the history of the company during the '84 Olympiad featuring the idea of Animal Champions and is producer of the TriArt Festival/2009-present (now the San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts). Her teaching includes 30 years at USC and residencies at hundreds of schools. She has created more than 100 works for the company.
“A gift for arresting dance imagery matched to a sophisticated sense of choreographic structure.”- Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Time
At this year’s festival, we present excerpts from our signature work The Tennis Dances, ("Clever evocations of theatre dance styles...everything from Fokine and Graham to Bejart and beyond, all unified by rackets and nets and tennis balls." Los Angeles Times) and a showing of a new work Reboot! Reboot! It was created as a film in August 2021 (still unedited) and is about how we are constantly rebooting everything we have known with the ever-present pandemic. Or perhaps it just asks how we have always dealt with uncertainty and the necessity for adaptation while maintaining who we are. Dancers include Jill Elaine Collins, Eve Metsäranta, Eliza S. Tollett, Emily Mcguire, Mcknnly Moren, Alfonso Fuentes.
Neither works have been shown in Culver City before. This performance is made possible in part by the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation.
LR&D/ LA C&D is currently funded by the CA Arts Council, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Dept of Arts & Culture, LA Dept of Cultural Affairs, Supervisor grants from Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn, and through Culver City Arts Grants has performed in Culver City in locations ranging from the Ivy Substation to the Jazz Bakery to the Culver City Senior Center. Some of their critically acclaimed dance and multimedia works they have performed in Culver City include The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Better To Bite You With, Tap Dance Widows Club, and A Jewish Child's Story.
Sunday, October 31, 2021 | 01:45 PM
- 02:45 PM
Fiesta La Ballona Entertainment Tent
On the Dance Floor
Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230 View Map