I’m looking forward to seeing Heidi Duckler | Collage Dance Theatre‘s “Governing Bodies,” a wild event in which the choreographer takes over Sergeant Joe Friday’s favorite digs: Los Angeles City Hall.
Rambunctiously introducing her audience to L.A.’s most interesting nooks and crannies, she’s staged works in the Ambassador Hotel (during its pitiful last days), in the dry crevice known as the Los Angeles River bed, and in the Lincoln Heights Jail, among other hoary locales.
A wonderful, colorful tour of Collage Dance Theatre’s repertory is here.
This weekend’s work takes place in City Hall’s beautiful domed rotunda, explores its limestone corridors, and frolics in the Council Chambers Room where august legislators feign control over our sprawling village of 11 million.
In the George Reeves television series “Superman,” (episodes 27-104 ), this noble edifice served as the visual exterior for the Daily Planet newspaper offices, snubbing the L.A. Times building right across the street.
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