The Linda Vista Community Hospital has sat empty ever since I remember. In fact, the historic hospital, which sits next to Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights and is supposedly haunted, was decommissioned in 1991 and has been abandoned and closed to the public with the exception of occasional movie filming. That’s why I was so excited to attend this site-specific dance performance inside and around the rarely opened hospital property.
Recently sold, the property is currently undergoing a renovation and conversion into senior apartments. As a way to endear community support, the owners invited the Heidi Duckler Dance Theater to choreograph a 5-act dance performance in different spaces in the hospital, such as the:
The Fire Escape.
The Boiler Room.
The Service Yard.
And The Chapel.