Heidi Duckler’s Truth or Consequences salon series explores how interdisciplinary art can showcase a variety of topics. The first event in the series kicked off in March 2022, featuring three multidisciplinary artists. The series has continued throughout 2022 and 2023.
Heidi Duckler Dance salons are intimate gatherings where artists present their work to the community and cultivate conversation. These events often show works in progress, highlight emerging art makers, and bring different disciplines together.
Heidi Duckler Dance began hosting salons in 2017, but the history of salons in artist communities goes back centuries. These events were first hosted in Europe in the 1500s, finding fans in Italy and France. Famed author Gertrude Stein became known for hosting salons in the 1920s, creating a space for education and discussion.
Salons at Heidi Duckler Dance stay true to the roots of the gatherings, encouraging guests to explore complex themes through art and performance. Past Heidi Duckler Dance salons have included the Unsettling Ramona series, which brought together indigenous artists, activists, scholars, and thought leaders. These guests amplified the stories of Native Americans in California, taking a special interest in the novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Heidi Duckler Dance hosted salons virtually as part of its Here/There series, inviting panelists to discuss the role of art during crises.
Heidi Duckler Dance salons are typically hosted at the company office in the Bendix Building, which is located in Downtown L.A. For more information on our upcoming salons and tickets, please visit the events page.