Andy Anderson, Rancho Palos Verdes
In February 2017, Palos Verdes Art Center commissioned Heidi Duckler Dance Theater to perform at the organization’s benefit, ‘House’. With original music performed live by Yvette Cornelia and the Treehouse, Heidi’s intimate choreographies explored the interiors and exteriors of Anderson House, a residence designed by Aaron G. Green. Heidi drew inspiration from the architecture of the home and secretive behaviors of the 1950’s culture of the Rancho Palos Verdes community. A subterranean world existed beneath societal norms and was expressed in underground bowling alleys, shooting ranges, bomb shelters, and wine cellars and this combination of recreation and paranoia – that which is buried in the earth and buried in the mind – served as the inspiration for the performance.