Heidi Latsky and Maya Man Team Up for a Collaborative Web Installation
Heidi Latsky and Maya Man represent two intensely differing strands of contemporary dance: Latsky is a veteran choreographer, while Man is an internet-famous choreographic technologist. The two have combined their distinct skill sets to create “Recessed,” a distanced collaboration featuring seven performers’ solo movements embedded in a custom-coded web installation. The resulting work consists of an array of browser windows that open in prismatic patterns across a viewer’s computer screen, constellating videos of dancers’ movements in relation to one another. “Unlike a traditional onstage performance,” Man says, “ ‘Recessed’ gives its audience agency over how they experience the work. The audience selects which dancer to click on and in what order.
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