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Unfurling: The Old L.A. Zoo

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Experience the enchantment of a Heidi Duckler Dance performance during golden hour, as we transform into luminous pollen poufs and embark on a captivating journey through the historic ruins of the Old L.A. Zoo.

A one-night-only, site-specific collaboration between Heidi Duckler Dance and muralist Kim West. West’s installation includes sculptural fabric flows, a mural assembled from 2,000 handmade ceramic pieces, and an illustration of nebulous flora forms, that form a performance about the joyful imagery of flowers, color, and wonder.

As the soft glow of light bathes the scene and the sun sets behind Bee Rock, Heidi Duckler Dance’s choreography guides phosphoric luminescent performers amidst the ruins, leading the audience on a mesmerizing journey of discovery and imagination.

Featured Artists

Heidi Duckler | Choreographer

Heidi Duckler Dance transforms spaces through the power of contemporary movement.

By migrating off the stage and into surrounding environments, Heidi Duckler Dance invites audiences to see their communities in a new light.

Heidi Duckler Dance was founded in 1985 on the belief that the arts can change our vision of the world – and of ourselves. The company’s contemporary dance approach values freedom, community, and inclusivity. Through performances, Heidi Duckler Dance reveals avenues in which Los Angeles can become a more inclusive and equitable city.

To date, Heidi Duckler Dance has produced over 500 original site-specific works.

Kim West | Visual Artist & Muralist

Kim West is a Los Angeles painter whose visual arts practice incorporates studio painting, mural making, ceramic building, and installation projects.

West’s work engages with memories, reflections, washy landscapes, and color-forward, often technicolor bright botanical motifs.

Mural imagery may be familiar from work including Only One Way Through, a 5-story mural commissioned by Hauser Wirth on their Downtown L.A. gallery and described as “dreamlike”, in the New York Times, or, by passing Kaleidoscope (How’d Ya Get to be Happiness?) on the PCH in Huntington Beach. The latter, at over 122,000 square feet, is a meandering imagined landscape that clocks in as the largest mural in California.


Marissa Brown | Dancer

Colleen Loverde | Dancer

Joseph Stevens | Dancer


Marta Tiesenga | Musician

Isaac Takeuchi | Musician

Pauline Lay | Musician


June 8
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Heidi Duckler Dance
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