Middle East
Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?


Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has the 'Chinatown Blues'

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has the 'Chinatown Blues'

A beautiful stage is in the eye of the choreographer. For her site-specific performance this weekend, the founder of the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will transform a nearly 100-year-old former printing warehouse under renovation in Los Angeles' Chinatown, filling it with a French Canadian jazz quartet and seven contemporary dancers whose puffy brocade gowns, contrasting soft-cotton Chinese pajamas and other brightly colored costumes will swirl together at the in-flux construction site.

“In-flux is what we’re all about,” Heidi Duckler says of her dance company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

“As a site-specific company, we’re kind...