Kimberly Bartosik , You are my heat and glare, Premiere, New York Live Arts, 2014, photo credit, Ian Douglas
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 BAM Next Wave (2018), Wexner Arts Center (2018), LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (2018), New York Live Arts, American Realness festival, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Gibney Dance, Abrons Art Center, The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line Festival, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival (France), BEAT Festival, The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, Princeton University, Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Arizona State University, Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, and Movement Research. Bartosik is a 2017 National Dance Project (NDP) recipient, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. She is a 2017 (and 2010) MAP Fund grantee and has also received support for her choreographic work from the Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American Cultural Exchange; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International; New York Foundation for the Arts, Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); American Dance Abroad; New Music USA, Live Music for Dance; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists and Emergency Grants. Bartosik is a 2017-19 New York Live Arts Live Feed Residency Artist; and a 2017 Dancing Laboratory Residency Artist at the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron. She was a 2017 Bogliasco Foundation Fellow; a 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow; and a 2016 Gibney Dance DiP Residence Artist. She is a recipient of a 2016-18 ART Capacity Building grant through Pentacle. Her most recent work, Étroits sont les Vaisseaux, premiered at Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab in 2016 and was presented again as part of American Realness festival in 2017. Étroits will tour to the Wexner Arts Center in February 2018. She has been in creative residence at New York Live Arts, Live Feed and Studio Series; Gibney Dance Center’s DiP Residency, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, France (FUSED); Governor’s Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University; Joyce Soho Artist Residency Program; La Guardia Performing Arts Center; Jacob’s Pillow; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; Mount Tremper Arts; White Oak Plantation; and Movement Research. Bartosik was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 9 years and received a Bessie Award for Artistic Excellence in his work. She received her BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts, and MA in 20th Century Art and Art Criticism from The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Research of the New School University. She performed in the 2011 restaging of Robert Ashley’s 1967 opera, That Morning Thing, as part of Performa. She was a 2016 Princeton Fellowship Finalist, and has been a guest artist/faculty at Princeton University, The Juilliard School, University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Arizona State University’s Hergberger Institute for Design and the Arts, SUNY/Purchase, and Colorado College.