LOS ANGELES: The Better to Bite You With
Los Angeles Choreographers And Dancers
The Better To Bite You With
Created and performed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
Sat Oct 18, 2014 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. 213-228-7250
Choreography, narration, adaptation: Louise Reichlin
Masks & Set Piece: Stephen Kwok
Costumes: Linda Borough
The Better to Bite You With is a dance multimedia 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.