2015 – Ventura
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre re-imagined its 2010 piece as part of City of Ventura Public & Local Artists Creating Environments (PLACE) program’s Art Walk. Choreographed for the historic City Hall building—a 1912 Beaux -arts style building built by Los Angeles architect Albert C. Martin—four dancers performed Governing Bodies on the facade and steps of the building. They incorporated Flamenco, West African and break dance styles into the piece. Photo credit: Sean Deckert
2010 – LA City Hall
Governing Bodies infused the world of politics and public affairs with contemporary dance, in a performance designed specifically for Los Angeles’ iconic City Hall, a Historical-Cultural Monument built in 1928. Performances took place in City Hall’s stunning Byzantine-style rotunda, continued through the hallways and the City Council Chambers, and concluded at the Spring Street steps and Romanesque forecourt. Governing Bodies celebrated the democratic process by involving the audience in a work that focuses on both the Los Angeles arts community as a whole, and the strength and power of the artist’s individual voice. Photo credit: Andre Andreev.