Dance As Activism

These Dancers Are Putting On a Day-Long Festival About the Environment

Dancers interact with the sculpture for FishEyes. Photo via heididuckler.org

Dancers are taking over Culver City's Baldwin Hills this Saturday. The scenic overlook is playing host to a day's worth of site-specific performances, free dance workshops and other events, all curated by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for a festival called Ebb & Flow: Culver City.

The purpose? To use dance to highlight society's impact on the environment.


Considering that Culver City is located right in Los Angeles County, it's no surprise that the festival boasts some A-list dance talent. Highlights include choreography by Comfort Fedoke of "So You Think You Can Dance" and two workshops for professional dancers taught by La La Land assistant choreographer Jillian Meyers.

The headlining event is a live performance by LA's site-specific masterminds, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Called FishEyes, the piece features dancers performing inside, on top of, around and through a 15-foot steel fish sculpture designed by architect Alex Ward, as a way to explore issues of drought and water conservation.

The festival kicks off at noon. Check out Dance Magazine's Facebook page around 7 pm (PST) for an exclusive livestream of the headlining performance.

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