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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre to Honor Albert Wolsky and Maria Rosario Jackson at 2016 Gala

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will celebrate its 31st year with The King Hing Thing, the company's annual gala.

HDDT will honor Albert Wolsky, two-time Oscar winning costume designer, and Maria Rosario Jackson, urban planner and President Obama appointee to the National Council on the Arts. SoCal Connected anchor Val Zavala will emcee the evening. The event will support upcoming programming as well as HDDT's arts education program, Duck Ed.

The King Hing Thing will include a catered dinner and cocktails by Far Bar. Duckler will preview excerpts from a new piece, When I Am King, as part of the evening's activities. Local musicians Erinn Monique and Beat Mosaic will set the tone for the evening with their signature jazz fusion sound.

Gala Information:
October 1, 2016
Cocktails at 7:30pm, Dinner at 8pm
Michael J's open-air patio, 643 N Spring St., Los Angeles, 90012
Tickets, tables and ads available at www.heididuckler.org/kinghingthing.

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.

Photo Credit: Sean Deckert


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