Heidi Duckler Dance Features ‘Artist in Residence’ Wong

Heidi Duckler Dance is pleased to announce the Artist in Residence @ Heidi Duckler Dance program, a program that centers cultural and artistic exchange, nurtures experimentation, and supports research and the development of new work.

“The idea to host an artist-in residence came up as our company returned to work at our headquarters in the historic Bendix Building in downtown Los Angeles. As we began to invite audiences to return to our live performances, we noticed our own internal struggles with isolation. It occurred to me that an artist from another community could help nurture meaningful exchange, explore ideas with us, and together we might find new inspiration that would enrich our lives and practice.” Company founder Heidi Duckler offered, enthused for both the premier of the program and the initial dancer in the position. 

The first artist in residence for this inaugural program will be Ching Ching Wong. Ching Ching will be acting as choreographer and creative director for the company, in addition to teaching for and performing in Heidi Duckler programming during her residency. Her residency dates are April 4, 2022 – June 30, 2022.

Wong was pleased to accept the role, saying that “Heidi Duckler has asked me to fly off a building, jump out a yellow Mustang, and swim in a pond dressed as a duck. When she asked me to be Heidi Duckler Dance’s inaugural artist in residence, I said QUACK, YES! Heidi Duckler Dance is a laboratory of creation where lightness and vulnerability sit side by side, where artists from all mediums are encouraged to explore the unknown, and where communities from all corners of the world and of all ages come to gather. The world is heavy and our hearts are aching, so now, more than ever, I see the invaluable need for human connection. As Artist in Residence for Heidi Duckler Dance, I am honored to have this chance to create with you, to connect with you, and to possibly be a duck with you.”

As the need for art and play comes back into our daily lives, dancing can highlight both the fun of expression and the delight of appreciating performance. 

Where We’re Going  | Photo by Anastasia Velicescu

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