Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performs a telenovela across Los Angeles

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Lauren Donia, Media Director

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performs a telenovela across Los Angeles
Company premieres episodic dance work, Sophie & Charlie, in September

The last thing Sophie expects to find at a funeral is love.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s new premiere, Sophie & Charlie, explores—in dance telenovela form—the shared life of two lovers. Over four consecutive weeks, HDDT will present dance performances in four neighborhoods around Los Angeles, premiering new installments of the couple’s story, starting the day they meet and ending … well … who’s to say.

Each performance takes place at a neighborhood hidden gem and features live music by LA-based musicians.

Media Information:
RGB photos linked below. CMYK photos available upon request. (Photo Credit: Andrei Andreev) Members of the press may contact Lauren Donia to arrange attendance at open rehearsal.

Performance Information:
Sophie & Charlie: At the Funeral (with violinist Lili Haydn) – 9.26.15, 7pm & 9pm – Unitarian Universalist Church, 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City

Sophie & Charlie: First Date (with harpist/beatboxer Phillip King) – 10.1.15, 7:30pm – Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. Venice

Sophie & Charlie: Intensive Care (with tuba player William Roper and guests) – 10.11.15, 4pm & 6pm – Semi-Vacant Hospital, 3831 Stocker St. Crenshaw

Sophie & Charlie: Garden Bout (with Los Angeles Percussion Quartet) – 10.18.15, 3pm & 5pm  – Kings Road Park, 1000 N Kings Rd. West Hollywood

Tickets available at: here

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

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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