“As a choreographer I’ve imbued non-traditional sites with performances for more than 30 years. The strength and distinctiveness of my work depends on a solid foundation of place, be it geographical, cultural, social, historical, architectural, environmental, political and/or personal. Location, history, and community have inspired my work, yet my choreography has evolved with each place. Sites are catalysts and collaborators within my choreographic process.”
Working with a diverse range of dancers, I negotiate performers’ movement styles around architecture, audience members, and each other. With input from creative partners and collaborators (dancers, musicians, architects and community members, among others), a truly site-specific and environmentally responsive work emerges, capturing the multiple dimensions of each place, performer, and collaborator.” – Heidi Duckler
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Heidi duckler dance/northwest (hdd/nw) redefines relationships between artists and audiences by presenting bold choreography in extraordinary places, and through collaborations with artists and communities of the pacific northwest, cultivates public engagement to create meaningful, multidisciplinary performances with exceptional artistic standards.
Dancers on-site in portland for five years running! Since its inception in 2010 heidi duckler dance/northwest (hdd/nw) has been creating captivating storytelling through site-specific dance choreography in portland, oregon and the surrounding metropolitan areas. Hdd/nw performers have animated iconic pacific northwest locations such as a hip co-inhabited office space, the paths along local forests, and the center of a local lumber yard.