Dancers Ching Ching Wong and Jobel Medina perform for the Heidi Duckler Dance company. (photo by Rush Varela)
Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance has announced the third part of “Truth or Consequences,” a curated series of transdisciplinary salons at the historic Bendix Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Second Nature is an evening of cinema, live performance and deep discussion that will take place on Aug. 14 from 7-9 p.m. on the Bendix Building rooftop.
“Truth or Consequences: Second Nature” is a unification of film, dance, music and conversation that delves into the significance of Slavic cultural stories and experiences. The salon will include a full screening of HDD’s newest dance film series, “Counterintelligence: The Story of Sister Alyonushka and Brother Ivanushka,” a contemporary reimagining of the Russian folktale told in a tongue and cheek telenovela style. The film characters will then be brought to life through an exciting live performance of the story’s epilogue featuring dancers Darrel “Friidom” Dunn, Raymond Ejiofor and Andrea Burr accompanied by live music from musician/composer Justin Scheid. The event will conclude with an expert panel moderated by Sasha Razor discussing topics relating to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The Bendix Building is located at 1206 Maple Ave., Suite 1100B, Los Angeles. The cost is $40 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/truth-or-consequences-tickets-294876933847.