THREE WEEKENDS|FEBRUARY 2012
2/9-11, 2/16-18, 2/23-25 | Thursday Evenings at 7pm | Friday & Saturday Evenings at 8pm
Thursday & Friday, $40 ~ Saturday, $50 ~ Additional prices and discounts listed online.
Paul Hastings Tower, 51st Floor
515 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
LOS ANGELES, CA – Exactly one year after Mubarek was overthrown in Egypt, Cleopatra will take over and reign from the 51st Floor of Paul Hastings Tower in downtown Los Angeles in February 2012. From Caesar the Stuntman to the Cirque du Soleil-inspired Cleopatra, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s new work Cleopatra, CEO. will premiere on February 9, 2012 with a Egyptian VIP Gala, complete with live music, food, and drink.
From the legendary 1963 Elizabeth Taylor movie to Stacy Schiff’s new novel Cleopatra: A Life, the distinguished female icon of Cleopatra has returned to take up residence right here in Los Angeles. As athletic dancers create magic in and around the former corporate space, the audience will experience a dance performance unique to downtown.
The performance will interweave the gender biased myths and propaganda associated with the icon Cleopatra as a feminist, or femme fatale of the east, with the male dominant corporate lineage of the oil men of the west, for this particular floor of the Paul Hastings Tower was initially inhabited by ARCO Oil Company. This new multimedia dance performance will focus on the nature of power and how the media shapes our sense of history. The public is invited, whether commuting by barge or corporate jet, to join us in the penthouse of the Paul Hastings Tower to experience an “over the top” feast of dance, music and theatre.
Opening night, Thursday February 9, 2012, will coincide with an evening Gala for audience members.
Tickets will be sold online at www.heididuckler.org and at the door.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) creates ephemeral contemporary art experiences in extraordinary places that boldly redefine the relationship between audience and art. Through cultivating innovative collaborations with artists, arts organizations and local communities, HDDT brings meaningful interdisciplinary dance to new audiences throughout Los Angeles and the world.