Heidi Latsky

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer
Heidi Latsky Dance

Heidi Latsky is a critically acclaimed and influential leader in the physically integrated dance field, whose company since 2001, Heidi Latsky Dance, has toured internationally and been presented at institutions like Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, Whitney Museum, Cooper Hewitt, National Portrait Gallery, High Line, ICA Boston, and annually at Lincoln Center since 2015. Latsky has presented at TEDxWOMEN, a feature on her work GIMP (2008) was nominated for an Emmy, and she has spoken at Harvard University, Arts for All Abilities, Barnard College, Maxine Green Institute, and Chicago Humanities Festival. She will be a keynote this July at the Seventh International Conference on Movement and Computing.

Latsky created the curriculum for movement for actors for the School for Film and Television in 1995, heading that department for 7 years. Her dance programs have been implemented at integrated public schools and for people with spinal cord injuries. Her training methodology MARS (mindful activation release study) is universally accessible and being taught worldwide.

Latsky’s ventures into technology and fashion have resulted in strong partnerships with NuVu Design Studios, Positive Exposure, Fashion Institute of Technology and Google’s Creative Lab. Latsky has received awards from Ford Foundation, Creative Capital, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, NEA, Canada Council,and NYSCA, among others.

Since 2015, her short film Soliloquy has screened worldwide. That same year, she was invited by The NYC Mayor’s Office to create ON DISPLAY–a live sculpture court-for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ON DISPLAY is now a global phenomenon, performed annually on the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities with, to date, over 70 sites and 22 countries including Indonesia, Korea, Israel, China and Peru.Through evolving versions of ON DISPLAY, Latsky continues to disrupt space, dismantle normal and redefine beauty.

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