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CANOGA PARK, CA: Louise Reichlin & Dancers at the Madrid
LA Choreographers & Dancers
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents:
Louise Reichlin & Dancers shares its newest dance/media work "A Jewish Child's Story" at the Madrid Theatre at a free open rehearsal/performance. Not targeted to young children's, Reichlin's earliest dreamworld is combined with her memories of relatives lost through the Holocaust. Included in the one-hour production are also 4 short pieces "Call From the Afterlife" and audience discussion with the award winning 75-year-old artist.
When: Wednesday, December 21 from 7:30-8:30 pm
Where: The Madrid Theatre is at 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park.
Reservations: Please call 213-385-1171 or email louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org
"A Jewish Child's Story, Part I".
The Roses on my Wallpaper - A Dream-
Choreography and Direction by Louise Reichlin
Music by Luvi Torres, Traditional Turkish, and by Michelle Green Willner
Narration by Louise Reichlin
Costumes for The Magician by Linda Borough
Biblical costumes by Diana MacNeil.
"A Jewish Child's Story, Part II".
Music Traditional by the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Lyrics: M. Oysher.
Original Media by Michael Masucci
Costumes by Linda Borough
Dancers: Liza Barskaya, Janessa Clemmons, Nathan Ortiz, Kistina Pressler, Rebecca Reaney, Glenn Rodriguez, Linnea Snyderman, and Devin Ziel
"Call From the Afterlife" was originally conceived by Linda J. Albertano, who created the sound score and contacted Louise to realize the choreography. A poet, on turning 71, is visited by 4 apparitions who urge him to come to the next life - a Ballerina Clown who charms, Marilyn Monroe as an angel who seduces, the devil herself as a Flamenco Dancer, and a Bedouin belly dancer as the grim reaper.
We are using this week at the donated theatre for both a video shoot and to share the two works we are recording.
This activity at the Madrid Theatre is funded in part by The National Endowment for the Arts and The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The work is made possible in part by a WORD Artist Grant, the Bruce Geller Memorial Prize. "WORD is a program of American Jewish University's Institute for Jewish Creativity, a program supported through a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. WORD's Artist Grants, Bruce Geller Memorial Prizes, are made possible by the late Jeanette Geller in memory of her husband Bruce.
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