Studio Series Artist Profile: Kimberly Bartosik


Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time, and audience perspective, dramatically illuminating the ephemeral nature of performance. Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line Festival, Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival(France), BEAT Festival, EMERGE (2014), The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Movement Research at Judson Church. In 2005 she founded the organization daela, in order to facilitate the development of the creation of her artistic work.

Bartosik’s showing, occurring in the early stages of her creative process, will feature the research associated with her newest work and…, featuring Joanna Kotze and Trisha Brown Dance Company member Tamara Riewe. In and…, Bartosik deepens her choreographic explorations into ideas surrounding the ephemeral nature of performance and examines presence, absence and the phenomenon of disappearing. Collaborating with lighting designer Roderick Murray, much of the impulse driving and… stems from Bartosik’s response to Tacita Dean’s words: “It’s about faith and belief in what you see.”

Studio Series: Kimberly Bartosik
Mar 1 & Mar 2 at 6pm
In process talks moderated by Roseann Spradlin and Ash Bulayev


Kimberly Bartosik: The Materiality of Impermanence