BEVERLY HILLS, CA: Heidi Duckler Dance presents "The Chandelier"
Heidi Duckler Dance
Heidi Duckler Dance’s The Chandelier is an epic site-specific piece that uses dance and live music to take the audience on a transformative journey. Created specifically for The Wallis, The Chandelier was set to premiere in 2020 but postponed during the pandemic. Over the past year, HDD explored the possibilities for the work through a Zoom performance titled Illuminating the Chandelier. Reflecting on the text in the virtual space was challenging and rewarding, revealing hidden depths to the text. We are excited to expand on what was created then with new movement and utilization of space in the non-traditional, site-specific way that HDD always does.
The Chandelier is based on the 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. HDD and The Wallis, two landmark institutions in Los Angeles, are excited to come together and finally share this unique and wonderful piece, the first live dance performance to grace The Wallis since the pandemic!
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