“Displayed” is on display at the Baruch Perfomring Arts Center on March 8, 9, and 10.
This is the New York debut of Heidi Latsky’s performance installation of On Display that has been seen in more than 40 cities. This production explores society’s obsession with body image, challenges boundaries defining beauty, embodies inclusion through dance, and explores the concept of watching while being watched.
Part gallery of living sculpture, part immersive dance experience, it experiments with multimedia aspects to enhance an audience’s perception of inclusion; the performers themselves represent a wide cross-section of the diversity spectrum. A movement installation devised to disrupt public spaces with a meditative sculpture court of real people now reenters a more traditional venue. The evening will include installations throughout the space, transforming the entire venue, including all lobby areas.
Fellow Canadian Aerialist and double-amputee Erin Ball will be featured in a 30-minute solo, “Suspended Disbelief,” during which she will perform in and around her wheelchair that is being suspended by silks. And films by Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Paul Galando (HLD’s media director), will be screened. Guest appearances include members of the West Coast-based AXIS Dance Company and members of the Baruch College community.
“Displayed,” March, 8, 9 and 10, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $21 and $10 for students with proper ID. Best suited for older teens.
Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave. at E. 25th Street and Third Avenue in Kips Bay; www.baruc