A 3500-mile journey condensed to 12 acres and one hour

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert

Here’s a fun history lesson:

In 1884, when the nascent Los Angeles Times offered Cincinnati-based writer, Charles Fletcher Lummis a job, he accepted, and informed the paper he’d arrive on foot. For the following 143 days, Lummis trekked 3500 miles across the United States. Dressed in a flamboyant getup, Lummis encountered extreme weather, broke his arm and made hundreds of friends along the way—all documented through dispatches in the Times.

If you know Heidi Duckler … or at least her performances … then you know this is the kind of story she loves to adapt into dance. And that’s exactly what we’re doing!

On June 4th, we’ll turn Lummis’s trek into a dance piece at the historic Southwest Museum in Los Angeles!

The performance will begin at 4pm at the upper courtyard on the Southwest Museum grounds. The audience will travel with the artists around the site, eventually concluding the journey in the tunnel. Following the performance we’ll host a small reception.

Of course, you history buffs are more than welcome to arrive before 4pm and check out the museum!

Want to join us for an afternoon of art, dance, music and LA historic? You’ll find more information and ticket options here.

This performance is presented in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Share This Article:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone