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Koreatown & Little Ethiopia
In Los Angeles, Little Ethiopia and Koreatown are separated by five short miles, while their respective countries operate six hours apart. Interaction between the two cultures is intercepted by language barriers, distance, and traditions, but Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre brought these communities together in one Expulsion weekend. As the third and fourth segments of the Expulsion Series, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre collaborated with world-renown Korean dance company Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Company and Guinness World Record Little Ethiopia Cultural Group Dancers to present four performances, three Curbside Conversation Panels, and two workshops. With the support of the Korean Cultural Center and the Little Ethiopia Cultural and Resource Center, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre produced a weekend of opportunities for the public to engage in cross-cultural programming and discussion.