American Realness: Kimberly Bartosik presents "Étroits sont les Vaisseaux"
Kimberly Bartosik / daela
Étroits sont les Vaisseaux
Friday, January 6, 5:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday, January 7, 5:00pm & 7:00pm
Run Time: 30 minutes
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway Entrance at 53A Chambers Street / Tickets $20 / GibneyDance.org
Curated by Craig Peterson
Étroits sont les Vaisseaux, a duet for Joanna Kotze and Lance Gries, is titled after Anselm Kiefer’s 82-foot long, wave-like sculpture of concrete and exposed rebar. Bartosik’s work collapses an oceanic tidal cycle into minutes and seconds (from hours and minutes), creating a narrow timeframe where the performers navigate waves of sound, light, vibrating presence. Like the tide, Étroits’ beginning and ending are cyclical, its shifts from trembling to tenderness are imperceptible yet transformational, leaving unsettling remnants in its wake. Created in collaboration with designer Roderick Murray, Étroits works with the resonant intimacy of Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab.
Étroits sont les Vaisseaux was created with commissioning support from Gibney Dance with funds provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and was supported in part by the Center for Performance Research’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence program.
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