Internationally acclaimed musical duo create “instant composition” for dance telenovela

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

Lauren Donia, Media Director

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Virtuoso duo joins forces with Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for dance telenovela
Pianist/composer Bill Goldstein and violinist Lili Haydn will provide live, instant composition

When choreographer Heidi Duckler premieres the first episode of her four-part Dance Telenovela in Los Angeles next week, her core company dancers will be in great musical hands. Violinist Lili Haydn and pianist Bill Goldstein will join Duckler’s dancers for an improvised collaboration. The virtuoso duo recently released a completely improvised album.

In addition to her four critically acclaimed solo albums, Haydn can be heard on the scores of several Hans Zimmer produced film scores. Haydn has opened for, or performed with, Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Sting, Josh Groban, the LA Philharmonic and Seal, among others. In 2009 the Sundance Film Institute selected Haydn for a Film Composing Fellowship.

Goldstein is known among TV, film, theatre and music audiences alike, having earned Emmy nods for his scoring of several television shows, a Best Producer Grammy nomination for the Guys and Dolls soundtrack and scoring countless films. In addition to releasing albums of his compositions, Goldstein is a noted Motown artist and has over 50 albums on iTunes.

Haydn and Goldstein will provide an “instant composition,” created in real time in response to the movements of the dancers, simultaneously influencing their performance.

Performance Information:
Sophie & Charlie: At the Funeral (with projections by Grant Dunn) – 9.26.15, 7pm & 9pm – Unitarian Universalist Church, 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City

Tickets and additional information: here

[RGB IMAGE] Sophie & Charlie at the Pond (Credit: Andrei Andreev; CMYK available)
[RGB IMAGE] Sophie & Charlie climbing (Credit: Andrei Andreev; CMYK available)

Sophie & Charlie is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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