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Choreography for an Urban Landscape with Heidi Duckler
December 31
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ODC Summer Contemporary Workshop series
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Choreography for an Urban Landscape with Heidi Duckler
The laundromat becomes the stage ...

June 25 - 28, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuition: $175
Workshop capacity is 12 dancers.

The workshop will be held on-site at Sean’s Laundromat at 723 14th Street.

Performances will be 6:30pm and 10pm on Friday, June 29.

To register, contact the ODC Dance Commons front desk at 415-863-9830 x100.

This workshop will provide dancers with a unique opportunity to explore site-specific performance. First presented in 1988, Laundromatinee celebrates the local coin-op as a community gathering place that in recent years has been fallen prey to urban gentri,cation and increasingly nuclear households. Recently deemed an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts, Laundromatinee takes the audience on a comical, tender, and brutally frank tour of modern life. Through the workshop, participants will not only be given the opportunity to perform the piece, but also will be able to explore how creative place-making and performances in nontraditional spaces excites the public and artistic worlds alike. Dancers will be asked to spend time inside (and on top of!) washers and dryers, so athletic movers and risk-takers welcome!

Titled the "reigning queen of site-speci,c dance" by the Los Angeles Times, Artistic & Executive Director Heidi Duckler has choreographed more than 100 original dance works at unique sites in Russia, Hong Kong, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Portland, and throughout Southern California including Los Angeles City Hall, Lincoln Heights Jail, the Los Angeles River, the Herald Examiner Building, the former Ambassador Hotel and the Los Angeles Police Academy. Founded in 1985, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has been presenting contemporary art experiences in extraordinary and unexpected places for over 25 years. SF-based artist Eva Hegge Wilder, who has been dancing with Heidi Duckler since 2006, will serve as the Rehearsal Director.

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