After a period of concentration on minimalist and site-specific public art, Latsky returns to her love of dynamic dancing, tackling the notion of “staying power” through feats of endurance. Unfinished is part homage to Latsky’s dance influences and part investigation of rituals designed to move us forward by keeping us in the present.
Whether spanning a linear path or rhythmically pounding on a spot, each section explores different movement styles while integrating the individual characteristics of the dancers – Meredith Fages’s speed and precision, Jerron Herman’s limitless vigor, Jillian Hollis’s juicy dynamism, Tiffany Geigel’s elegant intensity, and Heidi Latsky’s articulated virtuosity.
“Latsky’s movement style is wonderfully weighted and visceral. The end of one action is the beginning of the next, giving the choreography a sensual rebound that is graceful but not pretentious. We see, hear, and feel gravity.”
“The choreography — athletic, weighted, complex, and demanding — neither highlights nor ignores the physical disparities of her performers. Rather, the focus is on the individual characteristics of each dancer, the raw vulnerability of movement, and the beauty inherent in the human form.” (Read Full Review Here)
Choreography: HEIDI LATSKY IN COLLABORATION W/THE DANCERS
Performers: MEREDITH FAGES, JERRON HERMAN, JILLIAN HOLLIS, HEIDI LATSKY, TIFFANY GEIGEL
Music Arrangement: XIMENA BORGES
Music: JOHN BAYLESS, XIMENA BORGES, CHRIS BRIERLEY, DAVID HOMAN, AINESH MADAN
Original Costumes: TIMOTHY WESTBROOK
Additional Costumes: JILLIAN HOLLIS, HEIDI LATSKY
Unfinished was first commissioned at Dixon Place with support from private funds from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Jerome Robbins Foundation and New Music USA; and public funds from the NY State Council on the Arts w/the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo, and the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership w/the City Council.
Support from New Music USA is made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen F. Whitaker Fund & Aaron Copland Fund for Music.