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Community Day Event: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest: "L'esprit de l'escalier"

Saturday, September 21, performances at 2 p.m. and 7 pm.
Performing Arts Atrium
This event is open to the public.

This site-specific work by Heidi Duckler ’74 is performed by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest, which includes company members Claire Thomforde-Garner ’12 and Simone Wood ’13. “L’esprit de l’escalier” was inspired by Heidi Duckler’s visit to the Performing Arts Building while it was still under construction. Duckler was especially impressed by the multiple levels of the tiered and woven stairs and by he architect’s decision to crown the top of the lobby with a rehearsal studio, a move that rendered her “speechless” by exposing the dancer’s rehearsal process so prominently in the design. “L’esprit de l’escalier” is Duckler’s choreographic response to this environment, her wish from the bottom of the stairs to rush back up and hug the brilliance of this innovative space. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest (HDDT/NW) is a new sister company of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT). HDDT/NW seeks to continue the HDDT mission of redefining relationships between artists and audiences by presenting bold choreography in extraordinary places. HDDT/NW initiates collaborations with artists and communities of the Pacific Northwest and cultivates public engagement to create meaningful, multidisciplinary performances with exceptional artistic standards.

Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Sep 12, 2013

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