A few years back, I was sitting in the audience crying while watching a dance piece called GIMP by the Heidi Latsky Dance Company. Ok, I cry often with music and theater. But this time it was the human factor that made me cry. HLD uses abled and disabled performers in its company, a gentleman with parkinsons, a deaf girl, a man with cerebral palsy, etc. But her choreography isn't made to highlight their lacks, but to highlight the beauty of their unique bodies. 

Today I am privileged to be working with them as their musical director! We are creating a whole new score for their piece "Somewhere" and it will premiere next year at Montclaire St. University. Will keep you posted. Meanwhile you can see her work here:


Gregory Youdan and Jerron Herman