GIMP: gimp (gimp)
1. a ribbonlike, braided fabric
2. fighting spirit; vigor
3. a lame person
4. slang; a halting, lame walk
5. to turn, vacillate, tremble ecstatically


The GIMP Project

SCHEDULE

BACKGROUND
PERFORMANCE HISTORY
DIRECTOR'S NOTES

OUTREACH AND RESIDENCY
PROGRAMS

For Booking and more information
please contact

Ivan Sygoda

Director of Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc.)
ivans@pentacle.org
t: 212-278-8111 ext. 300
www.pentacle.org

 


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In Brief

An extraordinary landscape of limbs…eloquent, absent, truncated, nimble, crooked, prosthetic, sublime!…an evening of unexpected movement portraits.

Choreographer Heidi Latsky presents a roster of performers who embody unique physical virtuosity. Outstanding technique, raw beauty and the physical poetry of risk- taking, propel the artists and the audience into the collective unknown.

GIMP examines the uncompromising ways we are often identified or defined by our physicality; an elegant landscape of portraits, illuminating limbs to accentuate uncommon beauty, mystery and grace; the ways in which our bodies support and rebel.

GIMP confronts the audience with their preconceptions, challenging us to re-think accepted notions about dance, performance and body image. An exploration, that dives into the heart of difference, voyeurism and the unexpected.

  • The Pedigree of Bill T. Jones
  • The Lyrical Virtuosity of Heidi Latsky
  • The Shattering of Stereotypes

An unparalleled opportunity to spark dialogue and community engagement
In addition to the artistry on stage, you get:

  • A diversity of articulate voices (a ready- made panel discussion)
  • A genre-shattering showcase of cutting edge disability film
          (no handkerchief necessary, no heroism required!)
  • A choreographer who is also a degreed psychologist
  • A national disability advocate and lecturer
  • A choreographer celebrated for setting work on local dancers
  • A dancer with expertise working with HIV communities

 

 

 

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