2017-18 | Baruch College
Heidi Latsky is an accomplished choreographer and dancer who founded Heidi Latsky Dance in 2001. In 2006, she began to integrate her works with people with disabilities after visual artist and bilateral amputee Lisa Bufano commissioned a solo. HLD’s GIMP (2008) toured internationally, garnering praise for its provocative investigation of inclusion: Dance Magazine called the piece a milestone in contemporary dance and a news feature on the work was nominated for an Emmy. IF (2010) and TRIPTYCH (2015) followed as inclusive concert pieces. In 2014, Latsky was named the first participant in “Dance for Film On Location at Montclair State University” a program orchestrated by Peak Performances at Montclair State University and underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Soliloquy premiered within TRIPTYCH at Peak Performances and has screened at American Dance Festival, Festival de Marseille, The ReelAbilities Film Festival, Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, Miami Screendance, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and The Whitney Museum.
Currently, Latsky is creating and directing ON DISPLAY: Impact through Installations, a portfolio of art works for public spaces started in 2015 at the request of The NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ON DISPLAY GLOBAL is its annual worldwide initiative in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) and has been performed at the UN, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and in cities like Palencia, Brighton, Toronto, London, Zagreb, Monteroni, LA, San Fransisco, Austin, Boston, Madison, Milwaukee, Rochester and Albuquerque.