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
Walt Disney Concert Hall Turns 10
Walt Disney Concert Hall Turns 10
After years of turbulent development, the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003 would put Los Angeles on the cultural map. It celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
The Song of the Singing Bowl: The Otherworldly Music of 'Prometheus Bound'
The Song of the Singing Bowl: The Otherworldly Music of 'Prometheus Bound'
Los Angeles jazz icon Vinny Golia latest endeavor is contributing an aural soundscape to the theatrical outing, "Prometheus Bound."
A New Spin on 'Prometheus Bound'
A New Spin on 'Prometheus Bound'
The cast of the avant-garde production "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa perform on a five ton, 23-foot tall revolving circular steel structure.
Stripping Away Artifice with Photographer Christofer Dierdorff
Stripping Away Artifice with Photographer Christofer Dierdorff
Capturing some of the world's most celebrated people, photographer Christofer Dierdorff calls his portraits "confrontational" due to their uncomfortable size and perspective.
From the Bronx to Los Angeles: The Legacy of Rudy Perez
From the Bronx to Los Angeles: The Legacy of Rudy Perez
Still leading a weekly performance lab, octogenarian choreographer Rudy Perez was once praised by the L.A. Times as "the conscience of Los Angeles dance."
American Life Remembered: Kenton Nelson's Comfort Art
American Life Remembered: Kenton Nelson's Comfort Art
Artist Kenton Nelson paints an idealized world of Southern California, where the mundane is glorified, reality is heightened, and perfection can be downright disturbing.
Moving Dance Forward: American Contemporary Ballet
Moving Dance Forward: American Contemporary Ballet
"Music & Dance: L.A." partners chamber music and ballet in an intimate setting.
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