Heidi Latsky, Artistic Director of Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), and company member Tiffany Geigel, will guide participants through Latsky’s inclusive movement practice designed to enhance and deepen performance as a task-based experience.
After a warm-up, Latsky and Geigel will move into a structured improvisation that is the foundation of Latsky’s choreography for ON DISPLAY, a series of movement installations that have been disrupting the urban landscape worldwide since 2015. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to experience the techniques and intentions behind ON DISPLAY as well as an opportunity to perform ON DISPLAY GLOBAL at Harvard on December 3, 2018.
ON DISPLAY GLOBAL is Heidi Latsky Dance’s annual worldwide initiative that commemorates the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities every December third. To date, 50 cities and 14 countries (including Indonesia, Africa, Peru, and Israel) have joined HLD with a total of over 200 installations performed.
This class is open to adults 18 years and over with and without disabilities. No prior dance or performance experience necessary. Due to limited class capacity, online registration is required to reserve your spot. We are not receiving observers for this class; full participation is encouraged.
This master class is supported by the Office for the Arts; Theater, Dance & Media; Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities at Harvard University.
Please also join us for Accessibility & Art-Making: A Talk on Inclusivity in the Arts with Heidi Latsky, Tiffany Geigel, Professor Michael Stein, Dr. Debra Levine, and Dr. Andrew Clark on Friday, November 16, 12pm, at Harvard Dance Center, in partnership with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Please RSVP!
ABOUT HEIDI LATSKY DANCE
Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is a New York-based modern dance company dedicated to redefining beauty and virtuosity through provocative and innovative performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. Since its inception in 2001, the company has received numerous awards, commissions and residencies. HLD premiered in 2001 with a Joyce Theater Residency and a sold-out run of JUST WATCH!, presented by Danspace Project in New York City. A variety of work followed, at venues around the world including American Dance Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Central Park Summerstage, Kennedy Center, Scripps College Humanities Institute, DaDaFest Liverpool, Chicago Humanities Festival, CREA Conference Kathmandu, Crossing Borders Festival Dusseldorf, Jacob’s Pillow, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Lincoln Center.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, HLD partnered with the NYC Mayor’s Office to present guerilla human sculpture courts in Chinatown, Times Square, High Line, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The culmination of these became ON DISPLAY and premiered at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on October 1 as well as NYU/Skirball Center, November 15th. For International Day for Persons with Disabilities, December 3, HLD performed ON DISPLAY at the United Nations; at NYU the company performed and simulcast with a company in Hobart, Australia. This was the catalyst for an annual initiative to insert the sculpture court in cities across the world, ON DISPLAY GLOBAL. Read more about HLD at heidilatskydance.org.
Registration is first-come, first-served, with priority given to Harvard University undergraduate students.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all Harvard Dance Center programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Dance Office at 617-495-8683 in advance of your participation or visit. The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs.
Image: Tiffany Geigel in ON DISPLAY choreographed by Heidi Latsky; photo credit: Amro Arida