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Herald In, Examine Throughout

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


We are delighted to announce our biggest performance of the year, taking place against the stunning backdrop of the Herald Examiner Building and inside the Downtown LA Proper Hotel on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Titled “Herald In, Examine Throughout,” this transformative experience will unfold along DTLA’s Broadway Street. With an original score by Jessie Cox and Heidi Duckler’s innovative choreography, these collaborative performances will traverse diverse narratives and foster connections among the vibrant communities that coexist downtown. Presented by Heidi Duckler Dance, this transdisciplinary performance will engage 200 attendees in a fusion of dance, music, and multimedia enveloping the iconic Herald Examiner Building on May 18, 2024. Collaborating with Keith Thompson of Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, this project seeks to illuminate the socioeconomic disparities in Downtown Los Angeles while chronicling the city’s ongoing evolution. 

From witnessing elegant roller-skating dancers adorned in exquisite ball gowns, and intricate cut-out installations by the talented visual artist, Jazmín Urrea, to experiencing live music featuring indigenous instruments, unique drum beats, and old-school boomboxes, attendees will be treated to breathtaking multimedia performances.

The Herald Examiner Building, a historic landmark erected in 1913, serves as a poignant symbol of Downtown Los Angeles’ rich history, encompassing its rise, fall, and ongoing redevelopment. Drawing inspiration from this storied past, “Herald In, Examine Throughout” aims to spark civic engagement across generations by reinvigorating tales of Downtown Los Angeles in captivating and thought-provoking ways, while also celebrating the city’s thriving artistic community.


Featured artists include

Heidi Duckler | Artistic Director

Jessie Cox | Composer

Keith Thompson | Choreographer

Jobel Medina | Choreographer

Jazmín Urrea | Visual Artist

Tomoko Ozawa | Pianist

Sophie Akoury | Designer

Kelsey Guy | Roller Skater

William Roper | Musician

Joanna Lynn-Jacobs | Singer

Linnea Powell | Violinist

Adriann Pope | Violinist

Marta Tiesenga | Musician/Saxophonist

Marissa Brown | Dancer

Stephanie Kim | Dancer

Sasha Rivero | Dancer

Santiago Villarreal | Dancer

Joseph Stevens | Dancer

Rebecca Lee | Dancer

Colleen Loverde | Dancer

Kyreeana Alexander | Tap Dancer

Joey Navarrete-Medina | Dancer

Sponsorship Opportunity

Become a Herald In, Examine Throughout sponsor!

Event Sponsors will receive:

  • Company logo or name recognition in HDD email blasts (audience of 6,000+), in a HDD social media thank you post, and on HDD’s website.
  • Four tickets to the Herald In, Examine Throughout performances starting at 7 pm.
  • Four tickets to the 6 pm pre-event reception at Caldo Verde.
    • Guests will enjoy beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres at the reception.
    • Reception speakers include Keith Thompson (Assistant Director & Associate Professor, ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre), Jessie Cox (Percussionist and Composer), Nella McOsker (Central City Association President), and Seleta Reynolds (LA Metro Chief Innovation Officer)
Become a Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Orange Barrel Media, Abby Sher, Vera Campbell

This project is supported in part by

Special thanks to Heather’s Angels Bnb


May 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Heidi Duckler Dance
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The Proper Hotel-DTLA
1100 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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