On the theory that the arts — and perhaps dance and movement especially — are not only engaging, uplifting and inspirational, but also therapeutic, Heidi Duckler Dance often stages work activating locations and communities outside the conventional fine arts space. One powerful example has been their three-month residency workshop at the California Institution for Women.
Now the new pop-up exhibition and performance event One Leg at Time, which culminates and celebrates the CIW project, traces the paths toward mental and physical healing which the dancers and inmates shared during the workshops. The night features performances by the HDD teaching artists (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.), and a panel discussion (7 p.m.), all centered on “bridging the gap between the free and the incarcerated and fostering greater understanding, empathy and respect.”
Track 16 Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple #1005, downtown; Sun., Feb. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; free. heididuckler.org.