Victoria Looseleaf
Victoria Looseleaf

Victoria Looseleaf is an award winning arts journalist and regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Dance Magazine, Performances Magazine and KUSC-FM radio. She also contributes to the New York Times and writes the program notes and broadcast scripts for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. In addition, she teaches Dance History at USC and does pre-concert talks at venues including the Los Angeles Music Center. She was the producer/host of the cable TV show on the arts, "The Looseleaf Report," which ran for 22 years in Los Angeles and New York, and now maintains a blog of the same name. One of her passions is covering international music and dance festivals, where her travels have taken her to places that include Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Aix-en-Provence and Zakopane, Poland. Looseleaf has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in the Performance and Literature of the Harp from Mills College. She has also released two albums, Harpnosis and Beyond Harpnosis, both registered trademarks.

Recent Articles
Ana María Alvarez: Water Dancing
Ana María Alvarez: Water Dancing
Ana María Alvarez, choreographer and founder of the CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater, is making works that deal with water, challenging audiences to confront issues surrounding the element. A former social worker, Alvarez uses dance to engage with communities and channel social activism.
Gary Leonard's Photographic Amber
Gary Leonard's Photographic Amber
Photographer Gary Leonard reflects on his career of capturing what makes Los Angeles the palm-tree-paradise-with-a-noir bent city that it is.
 Hydrogen Jukebox: The Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg Collaboration Comes to Long Beach
Hydrogen Jukebox: The Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg Collaboration Comes to Long Beach
Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg's 1990 opera, "Hydrogen Jukebox" gets a multi-faceted staging by the Long Beach Opera.
Singing in Sign Language: Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening'
Singing in Sign Language: Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening'
Deaf West Theatre delivers performances in American Sign Language and spoken English. Their presentation of "Spring Awakening" at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts begins May 21.
Sarah Elgart: A Career in Motion
Sarah Elgart: A Career in Motion
Sarah Elgart's site-specific projects in Los Angeles have transformed bus terminals, airports, and museums into veritable action paintings.
Los Angeles Poverty Department's Skid Row History Museum
Los Angeles Poverty Department's Skid Row History Museum
The inaugural exhibition of the Los Angeles Poverty Department is the first in a series of shows about activist initiatives that have, over the years, preserved Skid Row.
Librettist Erik Ehn on Writing 'Vireo'
Librettist Erik Ehn on Writing 'Vireo'
"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" is based on research done by composer Lisa Bielawa did on the history of female hysteria for her college thesis.
'Parts and Labor' Returns: Heidi Duckler's Cadillac Dance
'Parts and Labor' Returns: Heidi Duckler's Cadillac Dance
The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre launches its 30-year anniversary celebration with a re-imagining their car-centric work, first performed in 1992, as "Parts and Labor, Redux."
Echoes of Iran: The Music and Art of Sussan Deyhim
Echoes of Iran: The Music and Art of Sussan Deyhim
Sussan Deyhim, a performance artist and activist born in Iran and living in exile for 30 years, premieres a new performance, "The House is Black," at Royce Hall on January 23.
The Heart of Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Heart of Walt Disney Concert Hall
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall's organ, the L.A. Philharmonic will hold a number of concerts this season to highlight the 40-ton instrument.
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