performance of The E-Mail Dances, V 2.0 + tap

Louise Reichlin (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 23:37:36 -0800

For those in the Los Angeles area, we are doing a production including The
E-Mail Dances as well as 5 dances by tap choreographer Alfred Desio. The
E-Mail Dances is a 45-50 minute work that uses video, computer technology,
and slides. And dance and narrative. The subject is how the death of the
author's father propelled her into a search for unknown relatives via the
world wide web, and how woven into it is the disappearance of so many Jews
during the holocost. The slides were developed from scans or delivered
cross country by the Net. The piece, first premiered in 1996, is now in its
5th version, although the official title is V. 2.0. Also on the program is
the electronic technology invented and developed by Alfred Desio called
Tap-Tronics(tm). The calendar listing is below. For those who might want
more info, I will post a longer press release seperatly.

A Dance Adventure of New and Repertory Modern, Multimedia & Tap Works

Louise Reichlin & Dancers, and Zapped TapsĒ/Alfred Desio performing
companies of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, will present a dance
adventure of new and repertory modern, multimedia, interactive, and tap
works created for Families and people of all ages at the Little Theatre,
Los Angeles Valley College. Michael Masucci is Video Artist.

Dates: Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 8:00 pm.
Sunday, June 28, 1998 at 2:00 pm.
Location: The Little Theatre
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Program: Dances of Assimilation, "pulls the audience into the center of
the piece through a combination of intense rhythms and emotions."

The E-Mail Dances Version 2.0, "Utilizing a variety of Internet
resourcesas a creative springboard, choreographer Louise
Reichlin has launched herself into cyberspace and returned with
an innovative and entertaining multimedia performance piece.

Audio Imp, "Alfred Desio has invented a new approach to tap,
electronically wiring the soles of his shoes so that with each
rat-a-tat-tat the sound goes through a synthesizer and emerges
more like rat-a-boing whang-pop. His performance is not only a
contagious joy, it's a true technological amazement."

plus other new and repertory modern and tap works.

Prices: $10, $5 (students & seniors)
Information & reservations: 213-385-1171




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