through the mirror of their eyes
Runtime Approx. 60 minutes
From 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning Kimberly Bartosik / daela.
Viscerally provocative and ferociously intimate, through the mirror of their eyes brims with compassion and violence.
The piece begins inside of a storm of unbounded physical intensity. A trio of performers rush into and through layers of electric encounters with each other. With wild and tender abandon, the dancers ride the flow and swells of Sivan Jacobovitz’s music and score; they ride their desire to fly, to defy gravity, to stay afloat, to find a pathway through a space drenched with light and sound. The storm, influencing time, spits them out. Caught in the wake of this experience, a caravan of children appears. Quiet at first, the youth gains momentum – they know which way to go. They are bearers of a new direction. Performed by esteemed dancers Joanna Kotze, Dylan Crossman, Burr Johnson, and three young performers (Dahlia Bartosik-Murray, Hunter Liss, Winter Willis), through the mirror of their eyes is infused with reminders of time and our abilities to navigate pathways of destruction and renewal.
The creative team includes Roderick Murray (Lighting and Set Design), Sivan Jacobovitz (Music), Quinn Czejkowski (Costume Design), and Melanie George (Dramaturgy).
There will be a Stay Late Conversation following the performance on March 5 with a special guest Joe Melillo.
The Live Feed creative residency program supports and nurtures the development of new work with residencies and commissions generated over two years.
Lead support of Live Feed is generously provided by Partners for New Performance and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.