Heidi Latsky: Dancing the Divide

Heidi Latsky: Dancing the Divide

Heidi Latsky, who was recently featured on Articulate episode called “Dance-able,”began her professional dance career at an old age: 19. Though this number seems strange, to bar someone so young in the eyes of many, in dance it marks a degree where a divide exists between the mind and body. Dancers are unique in their practice, as they consistently work to transcend the separation we perceive between our mind/body- working tirelessly to assume a unity between the two. Her age did not deter her from crossing this divide; working with rigor and intention, Latsky progressed to become a principal dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987-1993). Eventually in 2001, Latsky began her own company Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD).

Human Condition(s): Review by Max Maddox

Human Condition(s): Review by Max Maddox

Reach invites the interloper into a shared space woven by a pioneering social project. If they weren’t so damn positive about sticking it to the man it would be tempting to call it class warfare. But this group holds a light to those who need art most.

Image credit: Leeandra Lujan, A Simple Human Being, 2018