Culver City Centennial's '1988' SeriesPresents Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre'sTechnicolor Drip
August 3, 2017
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) will bring its innovative and unique site-specific dance to Culver City with Technicolor Drip. The third event in the 1988 series features Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre dancers in and around the parking garage windows and glass art vitrines (boxes) hanging on the exterior of the parking garage at Culver City’s PLATFORM. Technicolor Drip, by contemporary artist Jen Stark is a mural located on the exterior wall of the PLATFORM parking garage, facing Landmark Blvd. The title references an old coloring process used in 20th century film production, while the rainbow colors echo the song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow from a film made in Culver City: The Wizard of Oz. Jen Stark also created two temporary artworks, inspired by Technicolor Drip, installed inside the hanging glass art vitrines (boxes) on PLATFORM’s parking garage exterior facing Washington Blvd. HDDT company dancers Yorelis Apolinario, Teresa Barcelo, Andrea Burn, Danny Dolan, Lenin Fernandez, Kristen Holleyman, Cristi Streeter and Himerria Wortham will perform a 12-minute work in the parking garage which will continuously loop between 1 & 3pm. Audience members will have a collective and personalized audio experience as they watch the performance from the street below, put on their headphones, download the performance music on their smartphone and when signaled, press play on their devices at the same time. Later that evening from 8:00pm-9:00pm there will be a screening of the performance at Helms Bakery District Courtyard proceeded by a Q & A with Heidi Duckler, Jen Stark and Marla Koosed.
The 1988 event series celebrates the 1988 adoption of the Art in Public Places Program Ordinance. 1988 features four site-specific dance performances by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, which center on six featured artworks from Culver City’s public art collection. The events highlight the public art program and the performing arts grant program as primary key components of the ordinance. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will join former Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Marla Koosed, who worked closely on the most recent ordinance, to toast Culver City’s Centennial and present 1988 with performances throughout 2017. Each performance takes place on and around existing pieces of public art. This performance series is made possible with major funding from the City of Culver City Cultural Trust Fund. Additional sponsorships made possible by the Culver Studios, The Lapis Press, and The Culver Hotel