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Heidi Duckler Dance: The Chandelier


Aug 12 - 15

8:00 PM
Friday, August 13 
Immediately following the performance, stay for an intimate conversation with Heidi Duckler, Paul Crewes (Artistic Director of The Wallis) and Magdalena Edwards (English translator of The Chandelier). 

Live dance returns to The Wallis with the world premiere of Heidi Duckler Dance’s The Chandelier, a site-specific work choreographed and directed by company Founder/Artistic Director Heidi Duckler that runs for four nights on our pop-up outdoor stage.

Taking the audience on an epic journeyThe Chandelier, created for The Wallis, is based on a novel of the same title by Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, which was hailed by The New York Times for its “undeniable quantity of genius (and) heart-stopping payoff.” Duckler animates the book's interior monologues and devises characters from odd fragments of dialogue to create a moving portrait of a family living amid the ruins of a colonial society. Through layers of imagery, acts of repetition and audience engagement, Duckler explores the contrasting ideas of impermanence and the irrevocable.

Los Angeles-based Heidi Ducker Dance is noted for creating ephemeral place-based performances that transform non-traditional spaces. LA Weekly proclaims, “Many choreographers intermittently offer site-specific work in L.A., but when it comes to Heidi Duckler Dance, nobody does it better.”

This performance is made possible in part by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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