This myth is on the move.
MARCH 14 & 15 // 7 PM
HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE PRESENTS UNDERWAY
A dance opera directed and choreographed by Heidi Duckler with music composed by Leaha Maria Villarreal. Underway is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes, which creates a space for Eurydice to be imagined as an independent being. Duckler’s unique choreographic style and Villarreal’s distinctive music will take the audience on a transformative journey to the underworld through Eurydice’s perspective. The performance takes place in the vacant underpass beneath L.A.’s historic 7th Street Bridge which Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) is repurposing into a multidisciplinary public art space open to the public as part of her project, The Span @ 7th Street Bridge. Audiences will access the repurposed passageway via a temporary scaffolding and ramp designed by architect Alex Ward and will descend from the street into a “Low Line” in the underbelly of the bridge to engage in HDD’s new mystical dance opera.
LOCATION: Vacant underpass beneath L.A.’s historic 7th Street Bridge
TICKETS AND INFO: hdd_underway.eventbrite.com 213.536.5820
JAN 15-MAR 30
MARIKE SPLINT: DON’T LOOK BACK, AN ORPHIC SOUNDWALK
Don’t Look Back is an Orpheus-inspired experiential soundwalk leading the listener through the streets of L.A. In this site-specific experience created by innovative director Marike Splint, the landscape of the city becomes the setting for your own journey between the underworld and the land of the living. Download the soundwalk MP3 to begin the journey.
LOCATION: This soundwalk will be available for download online, to be experienced while riding the purple Metro line between Union Station and Wilshire/Western.
MORE INFO AND DOWNLOAD: marikesplint.com beginning January 15