On June 25, 2016, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre presented a multi-disciplinary production at Central Wholesale Market in Downtown Los Angeles. After six months of interviewing staff and vendors of the Market, we teamed up with some of LA’s best local artists to create an evening of dance, music and interactive art installations.
On June 4, 2016, we visited the historic Southwest Museum site in Los Angeles. Commissioned by the Autry Museum of the American West and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre created a piece based on LA iconoclast Charles Fletcher Lummis.
Parts & Labor in West Hollywood
On May 7, 2016, we revisited one of our classic pieces, Parts & Labor. Our dancers performed at Santa Palm Car Wash in West Hollywood, accompanied by two members of the Antenna Repairmen, who miked a Cadillac Coupe de Ville and played it as percussion.
In April, we created and performed Siá Kará at the “Habana Vieja: Ciudad en Movimiento” (“Old Havana: City in Movement”) festival in Havana, Cuba. We were honored not only to take part in the festival, but to be the first American dance company to premiere a site-specific dance piece in Cuba. Video coming soon! Check out photos from our adventure here. (Image by Sean Deckert)
On April 2, 2016, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre presented a free community performance at Estrella Park of a work-in-progress piece. The piece will become FishEyes, which will premiere this summer. The community performance followed several workshops held at the same park. (Image by Sean Deckert)
On March 6, 2016, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre presented a free community performance as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Antelope Valley Outpost project. The production included performances by our core company dancers as well as two dance troupes from the region. The performance followed a month of site-specific dance workshops in the area. We’ll be returning to the Antelope Valley later this Spring for another performance. Stay tuned for information! (Image by Patrice Fisher)
On October 24, 2015, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre celebrated it’s 30th anniversary with a gala at Downtown Los Angeles’s Central Wholesale Market. Attendees enjoyed a performance by HDDT core company members, a live musical set by Quetzal and plenty of games and prizes! Check out a Behind the Scenes video of our gala here! (Image by Andrei Andreev)