HDD to Present ‘Ebb & Flow” @ Ballona Creek

 Heidi Duckler Dance will host its beloved Ebb & Flow community arts festival at Ballona Creek in Culver City on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Ebb & Flow @ The Creek is a free, family-friendly community arts festival that explores climate change, nature, humanity, and health through dance, visual arts, music, and technology.

For this installment, HDD is teaming up with Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR), a Culver City non-profit dedicated to reviving Ballona Creek and its watershed. Ebb & Flow @ The Creek will be part of Heal the Bay’s 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day, so attendees can both view the performances and take the time to actively improve the local environment.

“An immersive experience that brings together local performance artists, environmental advocates and the Ballona Creek, Heidi Duckler Dance’s Ebb & Flow @ The Creek will reexamine our never-ending relationship with ever-flowing communities, the environment we inhabit and how we can be the stepping stone for a cleaner future,” said Shoji Yamasaki, the event’s creative director.

Heidi Duckler Dance is thrilled to be featuring work by local artists Braden Pontoli, Gunita Collective, Zhihan Yang, HDD’s Associate Artistic Director Raymond Ejiofor, and Artistic Director Heidi Duckler.

“It takes a courageous artist to create work in this unpredictable environment,” Duckler said. “A site like a creek is constantly flowing and changing, collecting items as it goes. Our job as artists is to cause audiences to notice, to care, and to activate change.”

Guests will be in for a treat as they can experience the art and lend a helping hand in cleaning up the creek. Join us at Ebb & Flow @ The Creek on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at the base of the Julian Dixon Library. Performances will begin at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Early check-in is recommended.

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