A vacant lot in East Los Angeles, CA

In this sixth installment of the Expulsion series, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA transformed the vacant lot at East 1st Street and North Boyle Avenue, enlivening the space against the backdrop of downtown Los Angeles. With Danza Floricanto/USA telling an expulsion story informed by traditional Mexican culture and folk dance, the performance addressed the idea of “home” and how one builds and shapes one’s sense of belonging. As the sixth installment of the company’s Expulsion Series, this new rendition uniquely combined Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s athletic movement and Danza Floricanto’s vibrant, percussive footwork. Photo credit: Kaitlyn Pietras.