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Kimberly Bartosik & Burr Johnson || The Playground NYC

Kimberly Bartosik & Burr Johnson || The Playground NYC




280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007


Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 4:00pm




Playground SESSIONS

Tuesday, 11/09 || 4:00PM - 5:4500PM

Register at Gibney 

Cost: $6

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC

Entrance 53A Chambers Street


The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.  


Class Description:

Kimberly Bartosik and Burr Johnson co-teach material from I hunger for you (2018, Bam Next Wave). Following a brief warm up, we will teach phrase material from the work referred to as "The Lanes."  We will process it as we did in the original creation of the work, deconstructing and reconstructing its parts to create dynamic, rhythmic pathways of movement that increase in intensity and accumulate in energy and breath. Wear sneakers and bring knee pads and a water bottle. Get ready to get sweaty!  



Choreographer, performer, educator, essayist Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that critically, tenderly, and violently etch away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Her recent piece, through the mirror of their eyes (New York Live Arts, 2020) was a 2020 Bessie Award Honoree for Outstanding Performance & Outstanding Performer (Burr Johnson). Recent awards include Doris Duke Foundation Performing Artist Recovery Fund in the New York Community Trust; Virginia B. Toulmin Women Leaders in Dance Fellowship at Center for Ballet and the Arts; MAP Fund, National Dance Project; USAI; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her articles Give Artists a Home! and It’s Time to Reimagine Dance Funding, were recently featured in Dance Magazine. Kimberly danced for Merce Cunningham for 9 years and received a Bessie Award for Exceptional Artistry. 


Burr Johnson has danced for John Jasperse Projects, Helen Simoneau Danse, Kimberly Bartosik/daela, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. His choreographic work has been presented through Movement Research, Dixon Place, Abrons Art Center, Danspace Project, New York Live Arts, The American Dance Festival, GIBNEY, and Works and Process at the Guggenheim. He has also worked for Marina Abramović/Givenchy, Walter Dundervill, Ryan McNamara, Boris Charmatz, Isabel Lewis, Nick Mauss, Peter Sellars, Christopher Williams, Bill Young, and Jack Ferver.  He has guest-taught at Henrico Center for the Arts, Philadelphia University of the Arts, the University of Utah, Salem College, MoMA PS1, Goucher College, Virginia Commonwealth University, UNC Greensboro, and The American Dance Festival. He also works as a gardener. (2020 Bessie Honoree, Outstanding Performer, Bartosik's through the mirror of their eyes)


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