Heidi Duckler Dance presents MAP Lab Workshop
Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) is pleased to announce the return of MAP Lab (Movement, Architecture, Production), an intensive 3-day workshop, incubator, and creative laboratory held at the Heidi Duckler Dance headquarters in the historic Bendix Building, June 3-5, 2022.
Workshops are led by dancer and HDD Artist in Residence, Ching Ching Wong; architects, Javier Meier Borrani + Nefer Fernandez (RFRM Collective); and lighting designer, Omar Madkour and will explore the ways we define space, manipulate light and shadow, and how these elements create linear and non-linear narrative within our body of work.
Each participant will be given their own miniature light projection, space, and time at the Bendix for the conceptualization, experimentation, production, and the presentation of their “Work-In-Curiosity” to an engaged audience at the end of the weekend.
Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Ching Ching Wong credits her lifelong teacher Alia Harlan Kaneaikala for instilling in her the love for dance. She is the recipient of Princess Grace Award in Dance (2015), was named in Dance Magazine as 25 to Watch (2017), and is currently represented by Movement Talent Agency. For seven seasons, she danced for Northwest Dance Project where she originated work for dozens of national and international choreographers.
RFRM Collective pursues architecture and design engaged to the realities of individuals and the neighborhoods and economies they are embedded in. Consideration for design and engineering that sustains rather than exploits is our foremost value in a physical region of diverse communities and conditions.
Omar Madkour is a Lighting Designer from Cairo, Egypt. His designs have been presented in various countries, festivals and venues such as The Wallis Annenberg (Los Angeles), Maxim Gorki Theatre (Berlin), BoZar (Brussels), Shubbak Festival (London), D-CAF (Cairo), UNAM (Mexico City) among others.
The MAP Lab workshop will take place from 2:00-9:00 pm, June 3; 4:00-10:00 pm, June 4; and 4:00-8:00 pm, June 5, with an 8:00 pm showing. Cost is $150 to attend, and space is limited to 30 participants.
To learn more and register, click here