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“The Ebb & Flow Festival has been a springboard for my creative works and a platform to build upon my aesthetic in the natural world. The merger of movement, nature, & human observance come to a cross section of artistic nuance.” 

– Friidom, Movement Composer

Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) is bringing its beloved festival Ebb & Flow Festival back to Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on September 10th and 11th, 2022. Ebb & Flow is a free, site-specific community festival of talented local artists integrating dance, visual arts, music, and technology, focusing on climate change and its impact on the environment and our health.We are looking for 7 experienced art makers of varying disciplines (performance art, visual art, design, theater, mixed media, choreography, music and poetry) to create installations and performances of 8-10 minutes duration that explore the relationship between nature, humanity, and our changing environment, Audiences will walk on a designated trail and stop to observe the situated offerings. Works will be performed and viewed multiple times in a row to account for this structure.


  • Mandatory artist gathering/lunch on August 21st, time TBD.
  • Mandatory technical rehearsal on September 9th, time TBD. 
  • Performance dates on September 10th and 11th. 

Artists will receive a $300 – 500 stipend for their work and participation depending on the scale of the work plus a bonus from a fundraiser hosted by Heidi Duckler Dance (amount subject to funds raised). HDD will provide audio production equipment and market the event in a collaborative spirit. This is the third year of this successful festival and we welcome people from all disciplines and cultures who are interested in exploring this significant topic.

The festival will be live in accordance with the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines and all participants will sign a liability form.

Application Process

This application will be held in two phases.

If selected for Phase 2, you will be notified via email on August 2nd

If selected to be a part of the festival, you will be notified via email on August 9th 

Please contact with any questions.

“Getting to be part of Ebb and Flow has been something I treasure and am extremely grateful for. It has allowed me to focus on my creativity without worries, and as a traditional performer who is used to the stage having such an amazing playground to create site-specific work has opened new channels in my brain. Who doesn’t love to be part of a festival that is diverse in styles, performances, and free for your audience! As a performing artist who also teaches, to be able to invite my students free of charge to something like this has been extremely valuable to me and the community I work for, we need the arts, we need our next generations to be exposed to these types of work, that’s how we influence society.” 

– Beatriz Vasquez, Dancer & Teaching Artist