Haiti Dance Benefit

Join Heidi Latsky Dance and the cast of GIMP at a benefit performance for Handicap International's prosthetics and orthotics workshop in Haiti on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 7:00 pm. The event, “Another Chance to Dance,” is being held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan.

Event details:

“Another Chance to Dance”
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
7:00 pm performance / 8:00 pm reception

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan
The Samuel Priest Rose Building
334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
New York, NY 10023

Information: (646) 505-4444
Registration: (646) 505-5708
TTY: (877)505-6708

Ticket information: 
General seating: $100
Reserved seating: $250
Gold seating: $500
Platinum seating: $1,000

For more information, please e-mail: [email protected] or visit the “Another Chance to Dance” website

Heidi Latsky Dance is a New York City-based dance company (established 2001) whose mission is to bring dance to a broad audience in a visceral and emotional way with performers whose unique attributes, physical and otherwise, are honored and utilized in highly dynamic, virtuosic and provocative ways. Currently, the company is in residency at the JCC where, in December 2010, the company will premiere “If,” Latsky's newest work.

The GIMP Project (established 2008) premiered in Albuquerque, N.M., at the North Fourth Arts Center and has been presented at venues that include The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Flynn in Burlington, Vt. and the Abrons Arts Center in New York. Heidi Latsky Dance will be touring GIMP internationally throughout the spring and fall of 2010.

The GIMP Project 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. GIMP confronts the audience with their preconceptions, challenging us to re-think accepted notions about dance, performance and body image. 

The event will be sponsored by Rhum Barbancourt, Disabilities Network of New York City, HANA – Haitian American Nurses Association and the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad.