commissioned by the Link Vostok International East-West Arts
Boston Court Performing Arts Center, Pasadena, CA | 2011
Palace of Culture on the Volga, Yaroslavl, Russia | 2010
In August 2010, Heidi Duckler premiered a new site specific work commissioned by the Link Vostok International East-West Arts Exchange in celebration of the Yaroslavl’s 1000th anniversary as the dance company celebrates its 25th anniversary. The work was performed in the Palace of Culture and is inspired by the life of Yaroslavl resident, Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman cosmonaut who travelled in space in 1963. Upon returning to the US, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre created a documentary about the cultural exchange process. The film was screened at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center on November 4, 2011 along with live performances by Steve Moshier’s Liquid Skin Ensemble and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s core company members Nick Heitzeberg and Eva Wilder.