Heidi Latsky Guest-Artist-In-Dance

Heidi Latsky, Artistic Director and Founder of the Heidi Latsky Dance Company (a "physically integrated" dance company that brings together disabled and non-disabled performers), will be the Guest-Artist-In-Dance from October 12th to October 15th at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.  Heidi Latsky's workshop/public talk/master class schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 12th, 4:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Dance Workshop, Room 320

Thursday, October 13th, 4:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Dance Workshop, Room 320

Friday, October 14th, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Public Talk, Room 320

Saturday, October 15th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Master Class, Room 320

Heidi Latsky (Artistic Director | Founder of Heidi Latsky Dance) first received recognition as a celebrated principal dancer for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company(1987-1993). Her experience there profoundly influenced her style and her philosophy of dance.

In 2001 she founded Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), and in 2006, she began an intensive period of creation with bi-lateral amputee Lisa Bufano. This marked a significant shift of focus for HLD where the vision extended to include dynamic performers with disabilities.

Latsky is an advocate for Disability Rights as an inaugural member of the Dance/NYC Disability Task Force. Currently, Latsky is mentoring a young Norwegian disabled choreographer as part of the two-year Diverse Nordic Voice - Choreographic Initiative (DNVCI) and leading a pilot program for people with spinal cord injuries.

She has a BA in Psychology with Honors from Carleton University (1979), receiving the Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement and The Ottawa Ladies College Scholarship.

This Guest-Artist-In-Dance program has been made possible through the generous gift of Cheryl Whaley and Eric Aboaf.

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