Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
- Arts & Culture
Location1206 South Maple Suite 1100 BCLOS ANGELES, CA 90015 United States
Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) creates site-specific performances that transform non-traditional spaces, engaging diverse communities, in the belief that the arts can change our vision of the world and ourselves. HDD’s core components of access, diversity and inclusion support and uphold its exploration of spatial justice. By utilizing its surrounding environment as a creative source, it promotes civic engagement across generations, inviting residents to examine their communities through a cross-sectoral lens. The company advances social and economic equity in under-resourced communities by providing opportunities for residents to interact with iconic and meaningful spaces, both public and private, to which they might otherwise not have access. By ensuring that equity remains a central goal of its programs, HDD encourages collaboration and supports diverse neighborhoods in the revitalization of the arts.
Initially founded in 1985, HDD is a pioneer in producing interdisciplinary performances. The company develops and rehearses each multi-sensory experience in the site where the work is performed. HDD advances social equity in under-resourced communities by providing opportunities for audience members and students to interact with meaningful spaces, both public and private, that they may not otherwise have access to.
For over 35 years, HDD’s Artistic Director, Heidi Duckler, has created over 500 original works locally, nationally and internationally, including in many LA neighborhoods such as: Downtown LA (Arts District, Produce District and Fashion District), Boyle Heights, Koreatown, Hollywood, San Pedro and South LA. Duckler’s work has been internationally recognized in Hong Kong (Urban Arts Festival 2007), Russia (International East-West Arts Exchange 2010), Montreal (Transatlantique Quartier 2013), Germany (Tanzmesse, 2014 & 2018), Australia (Brisbane Festival 2014), Cuba (Ciudad en Movimiento 2016) and Chile (Puerto de Ideas 2018). This year HDD was awarded grants for upcoming programs including; LA County Department of Arts and Culture, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, City of West Hollywood and Culver City, California Community Foundation, California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. HDD produces over 25 original productions each year and thousands of diverse residents are served annually.