public dance performance

Movement and Landscape: Celebrating the Halprin Legacy in Maguire Gardens, DTLA

Tuesday, October 24, 12:00 pm

Maguire Gardens at the Central Library
630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

A site-specific dance performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in collaboration with visual artist Kim West, inspired by Edouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass. A trio of Duckler’s dancers take you on a journey through Maguire Garden’s pools, culminating in an audience-interactive ‘picnic’ on the grass. The union of movement and landscape celebrates the legacy of Lawrence and Anna Halprin. Free and open to the public.

Join us as a sponsor at Café Pinot for a special luncheon and VIP viewing area; tickets available for $250. Click here for reservations


Heidi Duckler is the Executive/Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre.  Since the company's inception in 1985, Duckler has choreographed more than 300 original dance works at unique sites in Australia, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong, Montreal, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, and throughout Southern California.  Duckler has been commissioned by the Brisbane Festival, Miami Light, Grand Performances, REDCAT, Aben Dans in Denmark, Brookfield Properties, the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, and Reed College among others. Hailed as “the reigning queen of site-specific performance,” by the LA Times, she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Award in 2005 for her iconic work, LAUNDROMATINEE. In 2013, the LA Women's Theatre Festival presented her with a Maverick Award, and in 2015 Duckler gave a TEDx talk at UCLA on site-specific dance. She earned a BS in Dance from the University of Oregon and an MA in Choreography from UCLA. Duckler is a board member of the University of Oregon’s School of Music and Dance Advancement Council, has been on faculty at SCI-Arc, and was recently an artist-in-residence at Occidental College.

 Heidi Duckler, photo by Gregory Bartning

Heidi Duckler, photo by Gregory Bartning