Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest Presents Rush Hour

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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest Presents

Rush Hour

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 

It’s no secret that Portland is growing. As a result, navigating the city and beyond has become more challenging for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle owners alike. HDDT/NW uses transportation as their muse and utilizes the lens of dance to discuss an issue confronting every Oregonian. An interdisciplinary dance project, in which an assemblage of cars and trucks provides the setting for a collection of narratives about human relationships and identities. Each story is told in, on or around a mode of transportation.

Curated by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest, this performance will operate like a carnival. There are five unique “rides” (dance works) that will be ongoing from 7pm-9pm, plenty of time to see them all and see your favorite a second time! Performances choreographed by Heidi Duckler, Carla Mann, Conrad Kaczor, Kiel Moton and Catherine Egan will revolve around different stationary vehicles, including vintage horse trailers, motorcycles, cars and bicycles. This performance will take place in the Marine Artists Studios Northwest parking lot; inviting the audience to take a ten-minute ride on one or all of the offerings.

The event will start inside the Marine Artists Studios Northwest at 5:00PM for an Open House/Construction wrap party featuring thirty new artist studios. Enjoy refreshments as you explore the painters, sculptors, glassblowers, ceramicists, photographers, and prolific makers, all in residence at this new artist development. Then head to the parking lot from 7:00 – 9:00PM as the Rush Hour carnival performances take place. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Northwest receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency, funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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What: Rush HourHeidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest

The event will start inside the Marine Artists Studios Northwest at 5:00PM for an Open House/Construction wrap party featuring thirty new artist studios. Enjoy refreshments as you explore the painters, sculptors, glassblowers, ceramicists, photographers, and prolific makers, all in residence at this new artist development. Then head to the parking lot from 7:00 -9:00PM as the Rush Hour carnival performances take place.

Who: Choreographers: Heidi Duckler, Carla Mann, Conrad Kaczor, Kiel Moton & Catherine Egan, Partner: Marine Artists Studios Northwest, Supported, in part, by the Oregon Arts Commission.

When: Saturday, July 15th 5-9pm

Where: Marine Artists Studios Northwest, 2516 NW 29th, Portland, OR. Entrance to the performances on Industrial. Entrance to the artist studios on 29th.

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For questions or interest in attending a rehearsal, please contact Heidi Duckler at 818-599-6216.

 

About Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest (HDDT/NW)

Founded in 2010, HDDT/NW redefines relationships between artists and audiences by presenting bold choreography in extraordinary places, and through collaborations with artists and communities of the Pacific Northwest, cultivates public engagement to create meaningful, multidisciplinary performances with exceptional artistic standards.

 

About Heidi Duckler:

Heidi Duckler is the Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, California and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Titled the “reigning queen of site-specific performance” by the LA Times, Duckler has created more than 200 dance pieces all over the world. Duckler earned a BS in Dance from the University of Oregon and an MA in Choreography from UCLA, and is currently a Board Member of the University of Oregon’s School of Music and Dance Advancement Council. Awards include the Distinguished Dance Alumna award from the University of Oregon School in Music and Dance, the Dance/USA and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Engaging Dance Audiences award, and the National Endowment of the Arts American Masterpiece award.

 

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