Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers will present “HEART”  performed by Louise Reichlin & Dancers July 12-14, 2024 at The Ivy Substation located on Venice Blvd. in Culver City. The program will consist of four works, Metro Transformation, all six of her Urban and Tribal Dances, Reboot! Reboot!, and the jubilant Gotta Get Up. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers was founded in 1979 making it one of Los Angeles’ longest running dance companies. Reichlin’s work has been performed both nationally and internationally, including China, Taipei, Mexico, Sweden and Guatemala. Critics have reviewed Reichlin’s work as “wildly theatrical & fun” and “wonderfully spirited with a zest for life” offering both family and dance/theatre programing. Keeping up with what’s current, the company now utilizes multimedia works as well as narrated dance.

On the Program

METRO TRANSFORMATION was a collaboration between Director Louise Reichlin, Jill Elaine Collins, and McKnnly Moren utilizing the Lindy, Tango, Charleston, N Indian Bangra Folk Dance, and New York Salsa dance styles.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers in "Metro Transformation" - Choreography by Louise Reichlin - Dancers McKnnly Moren and Jill Elaine Collins - Photo courtesy of the company.

Louise Reichlin & Dancers in “Metro Transformation” – Choreography by Louise Reichlin – Dancers McKnnly Moren and Jill Elaine Collins – Photo courtesy of the company.

URBAN AND TRIBAL DANCES  features six dances that Reichlin choreographed between 1990 and 1992. The dances were revived in 2020 but the performance was canceled due to the pandemic. The original complete work is about people of present, past, or slightly future time in an urban setting. URBAN AND TRIBAL DANCES opens with Batida, a Latin American dance that veers between total abandon and 19th century politeness and ends with Together, with added current events media that reflects the split our country is going through and reveal an ever-present communal or tribal theme that lies below the surface.

Also on the program are Reichlin’s Gotta Get Up and REBOOT! REBOOT!

Louise Reichlin & Dancers - "Reboot! Reboot!" - Screenshot courtesy of the company

Louise Reichlin & Dancers – “Reboot! Reboot!” – Screenshot courtesy of the company


WHAT: Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents “HEART” – by Louise Reichlin & Dancers
WHEN: July 12, 2024 (Friday preview at 7 pm) July 13, 14. Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
WHERE: The Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
TICKETS : $25 Tickets are $25 and are on sale now
LA C&D & PHONE RESERVE INFO: 213-458-3066 or louisehr@lachoreographersanddancers.org
WHO: Creative Director/ Choreographer: Louise Reichlin; Additional Choreographers: Jill Elaine Collins, Mcknnly Moren
Performers: Alana Astor, Jill Elaine Collins, Julie Hackett, Alice Lousen, Eve Metsäranta, Mcknnly Moren, Yaya Ruiz, and Kohl Lewis.
Visual Artists: Feliz Mc Innis, Audri Phillips

PARKING: Free on street after 6, and for matinees there is INCE (entrance across Culver next to Trader Joes or enter at 9099 Washington Blvd. (theater is between Culver and Venice) – first hour free, $1 every 30 minutes after that) or Culver Steps, enter at 9300 Culver Blvd, same prices. Performance runs between 1-1 1/2 hrs.

From more information, please visit the LA Choreographers and Dancers website.

Links to trailers:

Metro Transformation promo- https://vimeo.com/960682979

HEART– https://vimeo.com/960720526

Urban and Tribal Dances promo- https://vimeo.com/762949756

Reboot! Reboot! promo- https://vimeo.com/760120344

Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton based on information from LA Choreographers and Dancers press release.

Featured image: Louise Reichlin & Dancers – Photo courtesy of the company.