September/October 2015


Sophie & Charlie

The last thing Sophie expects to find at a funeral is love. But that’s how it starts …

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s new premiere, Sophie & Charlie, explores the shared life of its eponymous lead characters, in dance telenovela form. Over four consecutive weeks, HDDT will present dance performances around Los Angeles, premiering new installments of the couple’s story, starting the day they meet at a funeral and ending … well … who’s to say.

Each performance highlights a different Los Angeles neighborhood’s “hidden gem” and includes live music, featuring bands and musicians from around LA.

Sophie & Charlie: At the Funeral

(with violinist Lili Haydn)
Unitarian Universalist Church, 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City

Sophie & Charlie: First Date

(with harpist/beatboxer Phillip King)
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. Venice

Sophie & Charlie: Intensive Care

(with tuba player William Roper and guests)
Semi-Vacant Hospital, 3831 Stocker St. Crenshaw

Sophie & Charlie: Garden Bout

(with Los Angeles Percussion Quartet)
Kings Road Park, 1000 N Kings Rd. West Hollywood
Buy Tickets for 3:00 pm show
Buy Tickets for 5:00 pm show
$50 /$ 20 students and children


Fresh & Fancy 30th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:30 pm

Central Wholesale Produce Market
1211 E Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Musical Performance by Grammy Award-winning Quetzal
Dance Performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Projections by Refik Anadol

Civic Dedication Award: Jan Perry


Artistic Contribution Award: Robert Egan


Social Impact Award: Robert Walker

Gala Chair: Lynda Bybee
Mistress of Ceremonies: Diane Rodriguez

diane rodriguez headshot


Special Guests:
Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas
Sukey & Gil Garcetti

Sasha & William Anawalt
Brenda Levin & David Abel
Gudrun Gotschke & Yuval Bar-Zemer
Anna & Bradley Cox
Katharine DeShaw
James Herr
Judith Teitelman & Aaron Paley
Lisa Greer Quateman & Neil Quateman
Heidi Duckler & Daniel Rosenfeld
Thomas Safran
Abby Sher
Paul Vandeventer
John Welborne

Party Attire: Festive
Seated Dinner, Hand crafted local cuisine, Infused Aguas
Raffle, On-site valet parking

To purchase individual tickets, a table or an ad in our tribute book click here or call Rita Santos 818.784.8669

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