Concept, Choreography and Direction by Heidi Latsky
Original Music by Chris Brierley, Xi.me.na Borges
Lighting by Robert Wierzel
Costumes by Liz Prince, Carlos Arias
Dramaturgy by Stewart Schulman
“Latsky all but sets fire wherever she treads. The balance between thrashing, full-throttle dancing and control is astonishing. Ever heard of immaculate mayhem?” – Village Voice
"Why not?" has been choreographer and dancer Heidi Latsky's battle cry since she began her career. She adds film director to her résumé when Triptych, comprised of two live dances and the debut of the short film Soliloquy, premieres at Peak Performances. For Latsky, directing the film provided a new dimension of "why not?" As a leading physically integrated company, Heidi Latsky Dance features disabled and non-disabled performers, including some with specific physicalities like deafness, hyperflexibility, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson's. With Triptych, Latsky's dancers continue to present "unexpected bodies in beautiful ways" and collaborate with the eye of the beholder to redefine notions of beauty and virtuosity.
Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University makes its debut with the world premiere of Heidi Latsky's short film. With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project will bring three outstanding choreographers and cinematographers to campus to collaborate on the creation of short dance films.
What is beauty? Triptych defies preconceptions about dance, revealing virtuosity and beauty in unexpected ways. Join Dr. Elaine Gerber, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Montclair State University alum and tap dancer Evan Ruggiero; and Triptych dramaturg Stewart M. Schulman for a conversation on rethinking how we judge physical appearance. Click for more information.
Jerron Herman, a member of Heidi Latsky Dance, discusses his experience in a company that redefines the norms of dancers and their physicality.