Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Presents Back in Circulation At West Hollywood Library

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Presents Back in Circulation At West Hollywood Library

Join Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for Back in Circulation re-envisioned at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30pm.

Artistic Director Heidi Duckler is once again joined by her core company dancers, Micah 'Jamz' Abbrey, Lenin Fernandez and Zoe Nelson, visual designer, Mimi Haddon, and composer, percussionist and multimedia artist, Andrea Centazzo, to collaborate on the series.

Designed by the Culver City firm, Johnson Favaro, the West Hollywood Library is among the most impressive pieces of public architecture in Southern California. The library includes long expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look out over the major Los Angeles thoroughfare, San Vicente Boulevard, and across to the iconic, Pacific Design Center.

Duckler's choreography will focus on the vast windows of the library as symbolic thresholds for sharing information, as well as containers of public space. Among the most critical topics of discussion in America over the last several years has been our access to information: its availability, accuracy, creation, destruction, and veracity. No single site or landmark in American culture is more synonymous with "information" than the public library. In Back in Circulation, Duckler activates the West Hollywood site to explore contemporary questions of knowledge and understanding through movement.

This performance is made possible with funding from the City of West Hollywood.

Tickets: $25 General Admission $20 Seniors/Students https://backincirculationagain.eventbrite.com

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Founded in 1985 by Artistic/Executive Director and choreographer Heidi Duckler, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has created memorable dance experiences in extraordinary locations for over two decades. Originally named Collage Dance Theatre, HDDT began its site-specific work with Laundromatinee, a piece staged in a local laundromat. As dancers performed alongside whirring washers and dryers, Laundromatinee captured the collage ethos of the company, mixing art, movement, pop culture, and interactivity in found spaces. Drawing from the success of Laundromatinee, HDDT continued to create small and witty site-specific works. Experimenting with the outdoor environment as a theatre since her early days, Duckler has animated locations ranging from a baseball diamond (Stealing Home, 1993) to an empty swimming pool (Life in the Lap Lane, 1994) and the concrete basin of the Los Angeles River (Mother Ditch, 1995) and most recently Tall Ships in the Port of Los Angeles (Beyond the Waterfront, 2017). The company' ambition for site specificity and community engagement drives the work to new venues every year. In 2017 alone, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has served over 5,000 residents in nineteen communities across Southern California.

Heidi Duckler is the Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, California and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Titled the "reigning queen of site-specific performance" by the LA Times, Duckler has created more than 200 dance pieces all over the world. Duckler earned a BS in Dance from the University of Oregon and an MA in Choreography from UCLA, and is currently a Board Member of the University of Oregon's School of Music and Dance Advancement Council. Awards include the Distinguished Dance Alumna award from the University of Oregon School in Music and Dance, the Dance/USA and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Engaging Dance Audiences award, and the National Endowment of the Arts American Masterpiece award.

Italian American composer/improviser, percussionist and multimedia artist Andrea Centazzo has a 45 years long career. In the early 70s he introduced a new concept of percussion playing, migrating from Free Jazz to a new form of improvised music, defining itself. Centazzo was one of the founders in the late 70s of the NY Downtown Music Scene with his seminal collaboration with John Zorn, and others documented in many albums. In 1976 he founded ICTUS Records, recording and playing among the others with: John Zorn, Steve Lacy, Alvin Curran, Don Cherry, Lester Bowie, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Don Preston. He left the improvised music scene in 1986, moving shortly after to Los Angeles, CA and dedicating himself to composition and video making, presenting and conducting his operas and orchestral compositions. Back to live performing in 1998, he played group concerts all over the and created solo multimedia concerts, playing live in synch with videos that he shoots and edits. His last project Tides of Gravity has been produced by Caltech, LIGO and NASA. He's also a soundtrack composer. The Library of the University of Bologna (Italy), his Alma Mater, in 2012 opened the "Fondo Andrea Centazzo" where all his works are collected and made available to students and scholars.

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