Heidi Duckler Dance ebbing and flowing
Los Angeles-based company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) will soon present its 2019 rendition of Ebb & Flow: Culver City. After a successful one-day event in 2018, HDD was asked to bring the festival back to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for two days. The festival will take place at the scenic overlook from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on February 23 and 24.
Ebb & Flow: Culver City is a free, site-specific community festival that integrates dance, visual arts, music and technology to explore climate change and its impact on the environment and, consequently, our health. The day begins with free public dance workshops for all ages and abilities, booths from local artists, and opportunities to engage in environmental and wellness activities from Culver City health and wellness organizations. The festival also includes student performances by Culver City High School, St. Mary’s Academy and A Place Called Home throughout the day.
Curated by HDD, the weekend event will feature site-specific performances by diverse local artists from neighboring communities. Choreographers featured in the event will present their new works on HDD’s fish sculpture. HDD collaborated with architect Alex Ward to design and build a 15-foot steel fish sculpture that acts as an interactive public art piece. The sculpture has moved throughout the L.A. area, from downtown’s Pershing Square to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and more. Choreographers include Bernard Brown, Raymond Ejiofor, Comfort Fedoke and Jacob “Kujo” Lyons. Headlining the festival will be a new work created by Duckler in collaboration with composer/performer, Drum & Lace, exploring issues of climate change.
Photo: Ebb & Flow Producers from left to right: Raphaelle Ziemba, Lily Ontiveros, Teresa Barcelo, Heidi Duckler and Jessica Evans. Photo by Mae Koo.