Heidi Latsky Dance: D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D

Can a dynamic, safe space to truly look and experience each other exist? D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D. explores this question in an immersive presentation at the intersection of dance, fashion and art. First, you are invited to move through a living sculpture gallery. Then, guests may be seated to experience dynamic dancing, as once frozen performers break out of their stillness to a soundscape of their voices, guiding you through their lived experiences. Guests are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain for the on-stage sculpture gallery experience.


Heidi Latsky

HEIDI LATSKY, originally from Montreal, first received recognition as a celebrated principal dancer for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987-1993). Latsky’s experience there profoundly influenced her style and philosophy of dance as she went on to develop Goldhuber & Latsky (1993-2000) with partner Lawrence Goldhuber. This duet company received notable commissions from American Dance Festival, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Joyce Theatre.

Her career culminated in 2001 when she founded Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD). In 2009, Latsky was one of four choreographers chosen by Creative Capital Foundation to receive a three-year award to support her evening-length work, GIMP. Six years later, she was commissioned by Peak Performances in Montclair, NJ to create her first film Soliloquy as part of “Dance for Film on Location”, a series underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

A critically acclaimed, innovative, and influential leader in the physically integrated dance field, Latsky has toured internationally and her sought after keynote speeches have impacted venues such as Harvard University, Arts for All Abilities, Barnard College, Maxine Green Institute, Ramapo for Children, Chicago Humanities Festival, and APAP. She has presented at TEDxWOMEN, and a feature on GIMP (2008) was nominated for an Emmy. Other speaking engagements have included Clark University, SXSW EDU 2020, and The International Conference on Movement and Computing.

As an advocate for disability rights, Latsky serves on the Dance/NYC Disability Task Force, Dance/USA Deaf and Disability Affinity Group, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities / Project Access Working Group, and the Artist Advisory Board of Danspace Project. She is currently mentoring disabled artists Maria Terese Kittilsen and Ben Levine through programs in Norway (Diverse Nordic Voices Choreographic Initiative) and DC (Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training) and has been commissioned by disabled dancer Lawrence Shapiro to create a solo underwritten by the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2019, Latsky created and implemented a year-long pilot program for people with spinal cord injuries, underwritten by the Craig H Neilsen Foundation. She has served as a consultant for NYU Tisch, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, amongst others.


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