Dance Preview: EBB & FLOW: CHINATOWN FESTIVAL (Heidi Duckler Dance at the Los Angeles State Historic Park)

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by Eve Meadows on June 20, 2020

in Dance,Theater-Los Angeles


L.A.-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) presents the fourth Ebb & Flow Festival, taking place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park for the second time, from June 27 – 30, 2020.
Unlike past festivals which typically involve live performances and workshops, augmented reality is used this year to create a self-guided, site-specific, socially distant, spectacular experience that raises awareness on the impact of climate change on our environment.

Park-goers will journey through the park, from Ebb to Flow. In the Ebb section of the park, you will encounter five static artworks representing the earth’s elements. With the use of an augmented reality app, you will be able to bring these images to life to watch HDD dancers Himerria Wortham, Keva Walker, Heidi Duckler, Lenin Fernandez, and Luke Dakota Zender as they explore retrograde, the body’s natural cycle, and the process of creation through movement.

In the Flow section, you will experience Collateral Damage, an immersive installation designed by Snezana Petrovic that speaks of the damage and harm that we, humans, are causing unintentionally on nature. An installation made out of zipties located underneath the park’s bridge will complement the AR interactive aspects of the festival, bringing awareness to the warning signs of unintended destruction of the ocean, coral reefs, and water resources. You become an activator of healing and a freedom fighter, releasing the videos and images of a better world.

This interactive exhibition will be on view during normal park hours: 8am – sunset. Ebb & Flow is in compliance with the Los Angeles State Historic Park’s social distancing guidelines which include maintaining 6-foot physical distance and wearing a mask.

photos from the 2019 Ebb & Flow
graphics by Traci Larson

Ebb & Flow: Chinatown Festival
Heidi Duckler Dance
Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St
Saturday June 27th – Tuesday June 30, 2020 (park hours 8am – sunset)
for free tickets, reserve at Ebb & Flow

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