Heidi Latsky

2022 Grand Marshal

Heidi Latsky, a committed leader in the physically integrated dance field, began Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) in 2001. The company has toured internationally and been presented at institutions like Peak Performances, Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, Whitney Museum, Cooper Hewitt, National Portrait Gallery, ICA Boston, and multiple years at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. HLD has received support from funders like NEA, NYSCA, Ford Foundation, Creative Capital and the MAP Foundation. Latsky has presented at TEDxWOMEN, a feature on her work GIMP (2008) was nominated for an Emmy and she has spoken at Harvard University, Maxine Green Institute, Chicago Humanities Festival and the Seventh International Conference on Movement and Computing. As HLD is dedicated to disrupting space, dismantling normal and redefining beauty in a broad way, the company has a portfolio of educational toolkits. Latsky was the Head of the Movement Department at the School for Film and Television for 7 years, on faculty at STEPS and American Dance Festival and has served as an adjudicator of dance numerous times. In 2015, she was commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State University to create her first film "Soliloquy".

In 2020, Latsky was commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to create a film titled Solo Flight for the 30th anniversary of the ADA. This film sparked the creation of a series of 15 films/movement portraits as well as collaborations with digital artists creating interactive experiences. Collaborators include Google’s Creative Lab, Maya Man, and Evolving Technologies. ON DISPLAY (her live sculpture court series since 2015) is now a global phenomenon, performed annually on December 3rd to honor the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities with, to date, over 100 sites and 30 countries including Indonesia, Korea, Israel, China and Peru. Due to the pandemic, the anual ON DISPLAY GLOBAL became a 24-hour Zoom event. In 2021 Latsky was commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State University to film ON DISPLAY for broadcast. The company's first live in-person dance event that year occurred in June, when two HLD dancers activated Rashid Johnson's RED STAGE for Creative Time. Following that, the first installation of the evening length SOLO FLIGHT including three volumetric videos (holograms) and three films was shown for a month at the Astoria Performing Arts Center. Latsky recently received the 2021 Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Artist Award.

For more information about Heidi Latsky Dance, please visit heidilatskydance.org