Heidi Duckler Dance: The Chandelier

Aug 12 - 15 | 8:00 PM


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.”

Purchase tickets ($50):

Thursday, August 12 at 8 PM

Friday, August 13 at 8 PM

Saturday, August 14 at 8 PM

Sunday, August 15 at 8 PM



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