From Alexis: I first saw Heidi Latsky in 2016 at The Brooklyn Museum. There were a few dance groups performing and being a jaded New Yorker, I was commenting to a friend about how modern dance seems to be stuck in a creative loop. I rarely see anything new that doesn't look like a rehash of Martha Graham. Just then Heidi's group came out. I immediately noticed that this was not the average dance group. Half of the dancers were disabled and half were able-bodied. Heidi had a way of choreographing a body of work that was one of the most democratic examples I have ever seen, creating dance that leaned into one's capabilities while leveraging all members equally. My jaw dropped and I instantly wanted to be engaged with Heidi. Having grown up with a disabled Mother, I was amazed by how fiercely she showed disability from a place of strength. I've become friends with her as well as some of the dancers. In particular Tiffany, who captivated me with her dance and fearlessness. Roll forward to today - everyone comes to my house for dinners frequently, my kids have grown up with Tiffany and Heidi. My daughter who is 7, has said to me that Tiffany is different but her difference makes her unique. My Mom would have been proud.
I want to introduce Heidi's vision to you all - you can also get involved here. In this world of polarization, message like Heidi's are what we need to see. Hope you enjoy.