July 19: Heidi Latsky Dance
Heidi Latsky Dance will perform ON DISPLAY, a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. It turns a diverse cast varying in age, race, ability, and gender into a sculpture court of living statues. The audience will be able to walk through the sculpture court, be quiet with them, and confront internal prejudices.
ON DISPLAY celebrates NYC’s Disability Pride Month in July at Cooper Hewitt.
Performance: 6–8:15 p.m.
COCKTAILS AT COOPER HEWITT
Thursday Evenings, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
June 21-August 9, 2018
The popular summer performance series in Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. All ages welcome. Cocktails and light fare for purchase.
$13 per performance online/$15 at door.
Children under five are free.
For ages 5–17, $7 tickets may be purchased at the garden entrance or museum admissions desk.
Held rain or shine. No refunds.
Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt ticket holders may enter the museum starting at 5 p.m
ABOUT Heidi latsky dance
Heidi Latsky Dance was founded in 2001 and began integrating its works with people with disabilities in 2006. GIMP (2008) was its first evening-length work featuring a physically integrated cast, and garnered praise for its provocative investigation of inclusion: Dance Magazine called the piece a milestone in contemporary dance. GIMP was presented internationally and was the subject of an Emmy-nominated Associated Press multi-media piece. IF (2010) and TRIPTYCH (2015) followed as inclusive in concert pieces. As a core part of its mission and work, Heidi Latsky Dance is committed to reflecting the diversity that it serves and actively follows the disability rights movement by embracing “nothing without us”—that is, its practice in choreography and performance and its composition of board leadership and staff has the representation and full, direct involvement of disabled people. In 2015 at the request of The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ON DISPLAY began. ON DISPLAY has been performed at the Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, High Line, Kings County Hospital, City Hall, Central Park, and over 40 cities worldwide through an annual initiative called ON DISPLAY GLOBAL in honor of UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities every December 3.