AltaSea: Beacon – Special Edition – June 6, 2017

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Comes to AltaSea!

On June 24, 2017 at 8:00pm, the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will preview a new work, Beyond the Waterfront, with a one-night only public performance on our AltaSea wharf at Berth 58. The performance marks the first time immersive art has come to the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s twin Tall Ships in San Pedro and a new collaboration among Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, LA Opera, Los Angeles Maritime Institute, and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles.

A dance opera story of sirens and sailors on the ships and the wharf, Beyond the Waterfront pays homage to the late Leonard Bernstein with a multi-sensory work that tackles themes of collaboration, sustainability, and the influence of humanity on environment.

The production will inhabit the spirit of Bernstein’s work and the circumstances in which the film was shot: on the docks, longshoremen working in the background, and all the natural sounds of the port—birds, horns, water and wind.

Heidi is thrilled to work with composer Juhi Bansal, and three singers from the LA Opera (who will play the sirens), alongside six of Duckler’s own dance company members to create the piece. The audience will sit on the AltaSea wharf at City Dock No. 1, the oldest pier at the Port of Los Angeles, immersed in the sights and sounds of the port, while watching the dancers perform on the anchored ships in the water. Duckler and her dancers will choreograph the piece in advance, though wind and sea conditions will contribute to an unpredictable and adventurous performance!

For more information and ticket purchase please visit the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Parking is available at 2456 S. Signal Street, San Pedro, 90731 alongside Berths 57-60. Additional parking lot at 22nd Street /S. Signal Street. Please wear flat, closed-toe shoes.

San Pedro Honorary Mayor at Off the Vine

The Honorary Mayor Campaign, sponsored by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, is an opportunity to give back to our community. Our Honorary Mayor candidate, Ann Carpenter, invites you to join us on Thursday, June 8th at Off the Vine, 491 West 6th Street in San Pedro anytime between 5:30 -10:00 pm for our Honorary Mayor candidacy event. Ann has arranged wine tastings for $20 and with each additional $20 donated to AltaSea, your name will be entered to win:

  • A fabulous 16” pearl necklace, courtesy of Bringleson Jewelers valued at $600, or,
  • one month of “Painting with the Masters” lessons donated by the Parkhurst Art Gallery valued at $240, or,
  • two all-access passes for the October 2017 San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest) donated by Ziggy Mrkich and valued at $180.

Tickets for wine tasting and for the opportunity drawing will be available at the door. Drawing at 8:00 pm. Please consider donating to Ann Carpenter’s candidacy today and help support AltaSea and its education partners; Los Angeles Maritime Institute and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Arts District Summer Soirée

The San Pedro Waterfront Arts District will be recognizing the many contributions of former Harbor Commissioner, San Pedro Chamber CEO and AltaSea Board Chair, Camilla Townsend. On Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 3:30 – 6:00pm, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District will hold the second annual Summer Soirée, a fundraiser for more murals to be painted on Gaffey Street. The Summer Soirée will be held at the Deco Art Deco Penthouse, located at 521 West 8th Street in San Pedro.

For more information and ticket purchase click here or call (310) 732 0010.

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