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...