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Choreographer Heidi Duckler long ago cemented her bona fides as L.A.’s mistress of site-specific dance theater, using movement to guide audiences to a deeper understanding of this city’s geographic infrastructure, from Laundromats and the underground Red Car lines to historic jails and the cement walls of the L.A. River.

Ann HaskinsLA Weekly, Best Site-Specific Dance Company

Redefining the discipline... through her use of expanded techniques and a methodology that encourages us to understand how dance, born from a collective experience, can be a tool for awareness, Duckler has rarely met a site she doesn’t like.

Victoria LooseleafFjord Review

While her venue-specific skills have gained her an international reputation, Duckler’s deepest art may be her ability to draw audiences into L.A.’s cultural archeology, revealing often overlooked history in sites scattered throughout LA’s many communities and then linking the past with often cautionary, sometimes anthem-worthy insights that resonate.

Ann HaskinsLA Dance Chronicle


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Highlighted Press

Teaching Students How To Get Inspired by Different Art Forms with Heidi Duckler”-Dance Teacher, February 2024

“How Heidi Duckler Draws Inspiration from Nondance Mediums”-Dance Magazine, January 2024

A visually striking and intimate exploration of mental health through dance.“-Short Films Matter, I Will Remember What I Forgot film review, December 2023

“Meet Heidi Duckler |Artistic Director of Heidi Duckler Dance”-ShoutOut LA 2023

“Community center, housing expansion at Wende Museum takes shape,” Anna Albaryan for Spectrum News, September 2023

“Anywhere but a stage: Democratic dance transforms nontraditional spaces,” Morgan Owen for LA Downtown News, July 2023

“Heidi Duckler Dance performs in mysterious areas of the Bendix Building,” Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle, February 2023

“Dancing all over town with Heidi Duckler,” Victoria Looseleaf for Fjord Review, January 2023

“Theory Project presents ‘Movement of New York,’ a performance series at the heart of the Manhattan’s dance culture,” Morgan Becker for Document Journal, September 2022

“LA artists perform at Heidi Duckler’s ‘Ebb & Flow’ in Los Angeles State Historic Park,” Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle, June 2022

“Heidi Duckler’s ‘The Chandelier’ at The Wallis,” Tam Warner for LA Dance Chronicle, August 2021

“Heidi Duckler contemplates time and place,” Craig Byrd for Cultural Attaché, August 2021

“Dance: Heidi Duckler & Friends: ‘Ebb & Flow’ Chinatown,” Shana Nys Dambrot for LA Weekly, June 2021

“Heidi Duckler: Los Angeles through the eyes of a physical space artist,” The Planning Report, February 2021

“‘Summit Hollywood Together’ event showcases allyship and access in entertainment,” The Hollywood Reporter, January 2021

“Photos of the week: Paris vaults, Jakarta protests, border reflections,” Alan Taylor for The Atlantic, October 2020

“Dance company produces new series of socially distant performances,” Nic Cha Kim for Spectrum News, October 2020

“Learning to dance again in the time of COVID-19,” Christina Campodonico for KCET, September 2020

“Coronavirus pushes LA dance companies toward the inevitable: Going virtual,” Makeda Easter for the Los Angeles Times, May 2020

“Shedding light on isolation: Heidi Duckler Dance’s ‘Illuminating the Chandelier’ by Sophie Bress,” Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle, May 2020

“Anatomy of a cancellation: Heidi Duckler Dance illuminates ‘The Chandelier’,” Debra Levine for ArtsMeme, April 2020