Heidi Duckler first encountered the King Hing Theater in Chinatown, the dormant cinema was filled with not entirely unexpected flotsam.

“It was full of movie reels,” says the noted LA choreographer, known for her site-specific performances and for founding the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre.

Soon after, Duckler went to the owner of the building (which has been vacant since the 90s and, reportedly, was once a real estate prospect of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino) and asked if she could use the abandoned reels in her upcoming performance there.

“I had

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