Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Lauren Donia, Media Director

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre meets Thom Mayne’s Morphosis in March 15 & 22 performances of Space Opera

Per·spec·tive – n. 1. A type of line drawing used by architects to give work illusion of depth or space 2. Point-of-view, a way of interpreting what we see

The work of two Los Angeles-based iconoclasts, choreographer Heidi Duckler and architect Thom Mayne will be on full display in Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s Space Opera, set at Mayne’s Morphosis in Culver City.

Duckler’s newest piece explores the intersection of dance and architecture. Joined by dancers and live musicians (led by local composer Jon Armstrong), Duckler will bring the audience on both a literal and figurative journey through space and place. The audience will be offered multiple perspectives, as it moves through the parking lot, into the building’s open workspace and finally out into the lush garden courtyard. Space Opera is a mobile performance.

On Sunday March 15, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will premiere Space Opera at Morphosis with a 5pm performance followed by an opening night party. On Sunday March 22 the company will reprise the hour-long performance at 2pm & 5pm.

Space Opera is the second Los Angeles performance in Duckler’s 30th season, a milestone Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will commemorate with an ambitious roster of performances, events and birthday cake throughout 2015.

Media Information:
Any member of the media interested in attending a rehearsal or interviewing the artists should contact Lauren Donia

Performance Information:
Tickets to the March 15 opening event cost $50. Tickets to the two performances on March 22 cost $15 for Culver City residents and $25 general admission. Anyone attending the show must have a valid photo ID to enter Morphosis. (Children, accompanied by an adult, may attend without a photo ID.)

Morphosis is located at 3440 Wesley St. in Culver City. Performance run time is one hour.

The March 22 performances are made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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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