In 1980 Duckier moved to Los Angeles with her husband and completed a master's degree at UCLA.
No longer would Duckier need to create a world in which to perform; she would go out to meet the world where it already was.
It proved a truly visceral experience for one spectator: Duckier had to call 911 during the performance when an elderly man began experiencing heart palpitations.
Although she has had no shortage of choice locations in Los Angeles, in January 2001, Duckier created an exploration of illusion and fantasy titled Under Eden, set in Miami's historic Eden Roc hotel.
The Equalizer has been purposely designed to be duckier
, have a little raspier ring, and a higher pitch and volume than one might expect.
In an age when much choreography aims to be pretty and pleasing, or painful but politically correct, dancers Pat Graney, Ehud Krauss, and Heidi Duckier
are working on the gritty edge--making dance in jails and prisons.