Craving one of those unique performance art events that only happen in Culver City? Friday at 4, you’ll want to be at SPF:a Gallery, at 8609 Washington Blvd. to see the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre present A Performance Lab – One Night Only: March 25 from 4-6 p.m.
“Nostalgia – it’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know we are loved.”
-Don Draper (Mad Men, Carousel Episode)
“A Trace of Lipstick”, which expresses themes of shifting relationships among couples, will be performed in SPF:a Gallery amongst the existing furniture of the gallery. The audience will view the work in the round, giving it a voyeuristic character. Inspired by the TV series “Mad Men” and the hypocrisies of the early 1960’s, the choreography explores duplicity, intimacy and the compartmentalizing of private lives.
4 pm – Heidi Duckler will give an artist talk about site specific performance. Students from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Culver City High School will be engaging in composition activities with Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) dancers.
5 pm – HDDT will perform “A Trace of Lipstick”
5:30 pm – Reception and Q& A
Tickets Purchased at the Door: $10 – general public/ free to students