Heidi Duckler Dance collaborates with composer Leaha Villarreal for a new dance opera under the 7th St Bridge above the Los Angeles River.
Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) has commissioned Leaha Villarreal to create an original score for a new work, titled UNDERWAY, in collaboration with LA Opera’s festival, “Eurydice Found.” Inspired by Sarah Ruhl’s play, “Eurydice,” the festival will be a city-wide civic event featuring performances and partnerships with prominent organizations, including the Getty Center and Hammer Museum.
HDD’s artistic practice is unique in that all rehearsals and engagement activities are open to the public and take place onsite, culminating in landmark performances tailored to foster community bonds. This participatory and transparent process is generated in collaboration with the community HDD serves. This project is important to HDD because it will bring the community’s diverse residents together in an overlooked space that is layered with history and emblematic of the past, present and future of LA’s story.
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