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    ICA Seeks Performers for Heidi Latsky's "ON DISPLAY: A Movement Installation"

    Posted Wednesday April 20 2016 at 06:23 am.
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    Heidi Latsky Dance and Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art are seeking a diverse and unconventional cast including people of all ages, with and without disabilities, to be a part of a movement installation entitled "ON DISPLAY: A Movement Installation".  ON DISPLAY was created in 2015 as part of the NYC celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It is a living gallery focusing on the themes of inclusion and diversity.

    Performances will be on the Harborwalk outside the ICA June 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2016.  Performers need to be available between noon and 5:30 pm each day.  Training and rehearsal will be in the evening on Thursday June 9, 2016.

    No formal dance experience is required.  Movement installations will involve focus, stillness and structured improvisation.

    Interested participants are invited to a workshop conducted by Latsky at the ICA on Tuesday April 26, 2016 between 6 and 8 pm.  To register, contact Shane Silverstein at ssilverstein@icaboston.org.  Use the subject line "On Display" and include your name, email address, phone number and how you heard about the project.  Up to 30 performers will be identified from this workshop.

    About ON DISPLAY: A Movement Installation - Reverting the gaze is integral to disability culture and has been an essential part of The GIMP Project -- Latsky's body of work since 2006 that features both disabled and nondisabled performers.  Commenting on the experience of being watched, and society's obsession with body image, ON DISPLAY features human sculptures arranged like a deconstructed art gallery/fashion show.  The two themes of the event are inclusion and diversity: the multi-ethnic cast fulfills the easily identified notion of diversity, but the specific abilities of the performers emphasize the concept.  Dancers will pose throughout the space, choosing when – and when not – to make eye contact with audience members.

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