HDD collaborated with architect Alex Ward to design and build a 20-foot steel Fish that resides as interactive temporary public art in parks and facilities around Los Angeles. Technical Director Jeff Kleeman (Studio Sereno, LA Opera) and Pacific Roll LLC constructed the Fish. While the Fish is in residence, HDD’s teaching artists lead movement workshops for neighborhood participants. During each workshop, teaching artists use movement to inspire contemplation about the environment, conservation, sustainability, and mind/body wellness. They lead guided improvisation on, in and around the Fish and throughout the site the sculpture is living in, and teach participants how to create original movement. Workshops are free and open to participants of all ages and skill levels – no past dance experience is necessary. The residency concludes with a final performance where the community can witness the students’ as well as the company’s work.
Past FishEyes residencies: Grand Performances, Pershing Square, Grand Park, Tree People, Peter Strauss Ranch, Estrella Park, Glassell Park, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Bernardino Valley College, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, and Los Angeles State Historic Park.