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3/20/2011

Free Tues: Dance up close and personal

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |


It's easy to put dance up on a pedestal. We think of performances as events that require an elevated stage with rows and rows of seating for audience members. Heidi Duckler's Collage Dance Theatre (CDT) shifts that perspective.


Ever since CDT took over a laundromat (laundry machines, tight spaces and all), the company has been changing the way people think about the parameters of dance. Since then, they've performed in synagogues, swimming pools, empty parking lots, jails, not to mention City Hall, the former Ambassador Hotel and the Herald Examiner Building.

Tuesday, get a chance to see this company's process as they run through "A Trace of Lipstick," a performance inspired by the tumultuous, confounding and sometimes frustrating relationships depicted in the TV series "Mad Men." Arranged in the round, audience members can view the dancers navigating through the existing furniture in the gallery while safely ensconced within the shadows of the existing space.

Tuesday March 22, 8-9 pm
Admission for rehearsals: free

Performance date: Friday, March 25 from 4-6 pm
Admission: $10 general public/free to students
Program:
4 pm: Heidi Duckler will give an artist talk with a Q&A session about site specific performance. Students from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts of Culver City High School will be engaging in composition activities with Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) dancers.
5 pm : HDDT will perform A Trace of Lipstick
5:30 pm: Reception

SPF:a Gallery
8609 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Image via: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

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