Every June, events, live music, arts, crafts, and cultural performances take place throughout Northeast LA to celebrate and honor Charles Fletcher Lummis, founder of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. This year, the Southwest Museum site will host a special, one-time-only performance of “143 Days”, a modern retelling of Lummis’s epic 143-day trek from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. This mobile dance performance will take the audience through the historic 1914 museum building that was Lummis’s grand vision and continues to be an enduring icon of Los Angeles.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre company members Nicholas Heitzeberg, Teresa Barcelo, Zoe Nelson, and Micah Abbrey will be joined by So You Think You Can Dance season 12 contestant, Lily Frias, and Glee’s Matthew Peacock. Local composers Chris Garcia and Jeronimo Rajchenberg will accompany the dancers, playing live musical arrangements.
Tickets are required for this special event. Space is extremely limited, but there are still some tickets available! Following the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to meet the artists during an informal reception. Staff from the Autry and the National Trust will also share information about the architecture, our work at the Southwest Museum site, and Lummis himself.
This special performance will take place on Saturday, June 4th, from 4–5 p.m. at the Southwest Museum, located at234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065.