Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will premiere new series at long dormant Chinatown theater

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will premiere new series at long dormant Chinatown theater

Company’s new work asks the question: “What does it mean to be King?”

For the first time in 20 years, audiences will fill Chinatown’s King Hing Theater, but not to screen a film. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will premiere a new work, When I Am King, in the long dormant space once rumored to be days away from purchase by film director Quentin Tarantino.

When I am King explores what it means to be a public figure—by whatever measure: a presidential candidate, a YouTube star, or just a person who likes to inform their “followers” about today’s lunch. In a time when people are no longer individuals, but brands, what does it mean to have control or power?

Audiences will travel through the theater with this mobile work, enjoying danced pieces throughout the space—each examining a different identity, and aspect of the cult of personality. Duckler is working with two long-time collaborators, renowned multi-disciplinary designer Dan Evans, and composer Amy Knoles, to transform the theater space into a walkable art installation.

Media Information:
RGB and CMYK photos available upon request. Members of the press may contact Lauren Donia to request attendance at open rehearsal or performance.

Performance Information:
When I am King runs Saturdays, October 8-29, 2016
Performance starts at 8pm, attendees must purchase a timed ticket for admission

King Hing Theater
647 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, 90012

Tickets available at: heididuckler.org/wheniamking/

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

Founded in 1985 by choreographer Heidi Duckler, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has created memorable dance experiences in extraordinary locations for three decades. Called the “reigning queen of site specific performance” by the LA Times, Duckler is dedicated to building audiences for the arts, especially in underserved communities. HDDT creates contemporary art experiences in nontraditional places and learning opportunities in diverse neighborhoods that redefine the relationship between audience and art through the cultivation of innovative partnerships. As the company begins its 30th anniversary season, expect Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in unexpected places.Heidi Duckler has created more than 200 dance pieces all over the world. Awards include a City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs COLA Award, California Arts Council Choreography Fellowship and National Endowment of the Arts American Masterpiece award.

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