LOS ANGELES – November 12, 2017 – The Los Angeles-based company, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT), provided an evening of dancing on the bluffs and under the stars at their 32nd Annual Gala, Ultramarine at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.
The evening included a site-specific performance from HDDT, choreographed by founder Heidi Duckler. SoCal Connected‘s Executive Producer Val Zavala served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. During the ceremony, HDDT honored Los Angeles 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Culver City Vice Mayor Thomas Small, and Culver City Councilmember Meghan Sahli Wells.
The gala celebrated HDDT’s 32nd year of creating thought-provoking and constantly evolving dance experiences and engaging audiences through artistry in non-traditional locations. Ultramarine honored HDDT’s 2017 season’s relation to water, including Beyond the Waterfront at the port of Los Angeles, Lake Enchanto at Peter Strauss Ranch, Ocean’s Skin at Grand Performances, and their series for the City of Culver City’s Centennial.
About Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Founded in 1985 by choreographer Heidi Duckler, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has created thought-provoking and constantly evolving dance experiences for more than 30 years, engaging audiences through artistry in non-traditional locations. HDDT reaches out to underserved audiences with location-based performances, offers educational programs that introduce movement to young audiences, encourages arts audiences to discover new places and uses dance to communicate issues like climate change, water shortage and gender equality. By encouraging movement, HDDT brings everyone together.
Heidi Duckler has created more than 200 dance pieces all over the world. She has been awarded the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs COLA Award, two Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences grants, California Arts Council Choreography Fellowship, Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s Maverick Award, LA Weekly’s Best Site-Specific Dance Company Los Angeles, and National Endowment of the Arts American Masterpiece award.
Photo Credit: Mark V. Lord