Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Santa Monica, CA
Dance Multimedia Show "Tap Dance Widows Club" Explores Life, Death
The past and present meet for an eclectic celebration of life in Tap Dance Widows Club, an innovative flagship work by Louise Reichlin & Dancers, that ignites and brings together multiple dance forms in a unique multimedia piece using the power of Dance; an inside story from 30's Hollywood to now. Louise Reichlin (widow of Alfred Desio), Loretta Zerby (widow of Jon Zerby), and Katherine Hopkins-Nicholas (widow of Fayard Nicholas) met to share memories, photos, and videos of their well-known husbands. Their conversations about moving forward without their husbands' physical presence are both hilarious and moving; this became the audio for this transformative work.
After grieving for the loss of a loved one, we accept the richness that person has brought to our lives. Join us for a suite that includes live dance combined with user and artist-generated multimedia that explores our changing perception of death, and the positive baggage we carry with us when a loved one is no longer corporal but still present.
'Mourning Light', 'Tap Dance Widows Club' (premier), 'Remembrance', 'new york 1960's, hot sidewalks, moondog on 6th ave, splatter paint (in progress)
'Tribute', Conversation with the audience/artists