GIMP is a dance work and advocacy project involving both disabled and non-disabled performers. It aspires to make art that shatters preconceptions and broadens understanding. GIMP seeks to redefine true virtuosity. It is about beauty-not the photo-shopped, airbrushed kind, but a more unexpected one. GIMP‘s unique palette of limbs represents a collision of two worlds coming together that are not supposed to co-exist, examining the uncompromising ways we are often identified or defined by our physicality. Comprised of an evening-length dance concert, workshops on disability issues, and outreach to healthcare workers and educational institutions, GIMP can be performed at traditional and nontraditional venues, often in conjunction with residencies for health professionals, local dance and disability communities and educators.
Heidi Latsky Dance
New York, NY
Heidi Latsky is a choreographer for stage, theater and film. As the director of Heidi Latsky Dance since 2001, her work has been presented at many venues and festivals, including Central Park SummerStage, BAM, Dance Theater Workshop, Boston Dance Umbrella and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She has been commissioned by the Cannes International Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Latsky began her career as a dancer for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance; her early choreographic work was created in collaboration with Lawrence Goldhuber in the critically-acclaimed duo Goldhuber & Latsky. Her awards include residencies at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Abrons Art Center, funding from Meet The Composer and the Scripps/ADF Primus-Tamirus Fellowship for Choreography.