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Culver City Celebrates Its Centennial with 1988, Four Site-Specific Dance Performances By The Award-Winning Heidi Duckler Dance Theater


1988 features four site-specific dance performances by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, centering on six featured artworks from Culver City’ s public art collection. The 1988 event series celebrates the 1988 adoption of the Art in Public Places Program Ordinance and will highlight the public art and performing arts programs as primary components of the ordinance. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre joins 1988 Producer and former Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Marla Koosed, who worked closely on the most recent ordinance update. Together they toast Culver City’ s Centennial and present 1988 with performances throughout 2017. “I loved the idea of collaborating with the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre to emphasize the City’ s public art collection and create an experience for the public to be with the artwork and learn about the ordinance - that was the inspiration for 1988,” says Producer Marla Koosed. “This almost three decades old ordinance is responsible for over 100 public permanent artworks that are accessibly on view for the Culver City community, its neighbors and visitors alike,” Koosed goes on to say. The series will begin on Sunday, April 23 with Cloud, the permanent artwork by merge conceptual design located at Access Culver City. This intimate viewing performance will feature one dancer, Teresa ‘ Toogie’ Barcelo, and live musician, composer Joe Berry (M83) performing on and around the sculpture exploring the earth’ s water cycle both above and below the earth’ s surface that the sculpture intends to embody. Cloud is made of polished stainless steel, shaped like a Mobius strip, which houses nozzles along the two narrow edges of the band intermittently emitting fog, thus enveloping the sculpture in a cloud. The audience will view the performance from the upper and park levels of the property. The artists, Claudia Reisenberger and Franka Diehnelt of merge conceptual design, will begin each performance with an introduction to the sculpture. The performance is outdoors, 30 minutes long and is free and open to the public though reservations are required. For the latest information on 1988, please follow us on Facebook at: WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4PM, 5PM, 6PM (Half Hour Performances)

WHERE: Access Culver City, 8770 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 PARKING: Metered street parking available, Access Culver City parking garage (not free) available; please do not park in residential neighborhoods METRO EXPO LINE: Take the EXPO line and get off at the Culver City stop, Access Culver City is adjacent to the stop PUBLIC REHEARSALS: Because the Heidi Ducker Dance Theatre perform outside of proscenium stage settings, they find frequent opportunities to engage the community while they are in residence. Rehearsals are open to the public, which provide opportunities for community members to experience the choreographic process. Cloud rehearsals at Access Culver City are: Friday April 21 from 4-7PM COST: Admission is free, tickets are limited. TICKETS: To reserve a ticket, visit or search “The ‘ 1988’ Series: Cloud”on This performance series is made possible with major funding from the City of Culver City Cultural Trust Fund. Additional sponsorship made possible by The Culver Studios, Lapis Press and The Culver Hotel. High Res Images Available Upon Request


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