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Getting to know Older & Reckless artist Heidi Latsky

Heidi Latsky photo by Darial Sneed

HEIDI LATSKY is a force of nature. Originally from Montreal, Heidi was a celebrated principal dancer for NY’s renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987-1993). Her experience there profoundly influenced her style and her philosophy of dance as she developed a reputation in her own right as a choreographer for stage, theatre, and film.

Currently, Heidi has received international acclaim for her ON DISPLAY project- it turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the art. ON DISPLAY is now a social movement- a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art.

“It is deeply meaningful for me to perform in Toronto as I am Canadian born and lived and worked in Toronto for many years before moving to NYC. Although I’m originally from Montreal, most of my family now lives in Toronto.” - Heidi Latsky

When did you know you wanted to be a dancer or choreographer? When I started to disco dance at college. I loved it so much I began to train after graduation which took me to York University, to Toronto and then to NYC. Who was your most significant teacher and why? Kathryn Brown (former Toronto Dance Theatre performer and teacher at Pavlychenko Studio) was one of my most influential teachers. She taught me to be more restrained, more centered and to dance from my gut. Tell us about an exhilarating/terrifying/uplifting experience you had on stage. The first time I ever performed my "Eliza" solo as part of Bill T Jones' The Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land- it was the first time I spoke onstage and revealed something very personal. That experience catapulted my career and the process of making it became the cornerstone of my teaching and choreographic practice.


Older & Reckless #40

in association with Harbourfront Centre

Friday November 10, 2017 at 8pm Saturday November 11, 2017 at 2pm & 8:00pm Harbourfront Centre Theatre Tickets: $25 - $30

Available at Harbourfront Centre Website or (416) 973-4000

OLDER & RECKLESS celebrates age on stage and life-long passion by featuring older dancers who dare to approach mastery in their art form. Its an event! Audience warm-ups, after parties, workshops and more!

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