BEYOND THE STAGE with Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company will perform together to create an unprecedented evening of innovative dance.

Heidi Latsky is known for using both conventional and unexpected performers.Somewhere is a series of intimate movement portraits that highlight the luminous appeal of a diverse unconventional cast. On Display, created for NYU Skirball, is a living gallery focusing on the themes of inclusion and diversity. Heidi Latsky will also be featured in Solo 1 as a prologue to Somewhere.

As seen on So You Think You Can Dance!, AXIS Dance Company is one of the world’s leading and most innovative ensembles of dancers with and without disabilities. AXIS will present two pieces: Divide, choreographed by Marc Brew, and to go again, a new work created by beloved choreographer Joe Goode.

Heidi Latsky Dance Website
“The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences.”

AXIS Dance Company Website
“AXIS exists to change the face of dance and disability. ”

Trailer Heidi Latsky Dance “Somewhere”
Trailer AXIS Dance Company “Divide”
Interview with Marc Brew on “Divide”
Interview with Judith Smith, Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company
Interview with Joe Goode and his new work with AXIS Dance inspired by Veterans, “to go again”
Talks at Google with Heidi Latsky and Pilobolus

Podcast: Pod de Deux “This is Art EP. 13, Heidi Latsky & Jerron Herman

Blog: AXIS Dance

Article: Redefining a Dancer’s Body (Our Town)
“A new work features disabled and other dancers who challenge the conventional images of the art.”— Gabrielle Alfiero, November 5, 2015

Article: Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company “DANCE SPEAKS series” (Dance Enthusiast) — November 15, 2015

Article: AXIS and Heidi Latsky Dance to Honor Americans With Disabilities & Veterans This Fall at NYU Skirball (BroadwayWorld)
“The evening is the second presentation of NYU Skirball’s new DANCE SPEAKS a new annual series showcasing dance works that explore current issues that shape our lives and reflect our times”— September 24, 2015

Article: Beauty All Around (

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A November 15
A Conversation Between AXIS Dance Company and Heidi Latsky Dance

NYU Skirball, in collaboration with Dance/NYC, presents a conversation between AXIS Dance Company and Heidi Latsky Dance. Join us for a discussion with Judith Smith, Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, and Heidi Latsky, Artistic Director/Choreographer/Performer of Heidi Latsky Dance, as they discuss the state and future of physically integrated dance, both locally and nationally, and offer up ways for audiences and other dance enthusiasts to get involved. Moderated by Lane Harwell, Executive Director of Dance/NYC.

 ASL interpreters will be present at the Post-Show Discussion, courtesy of NYU Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students With Disabilities.

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