Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents "Étroits sont les Vaisseaux"
Étroits sont les Vaisseaux
Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, April 30
8:00 pm & 9:00 pm nightly in the Agnes Varis Performance Lab
Kimberly Bartosik’s new duet for Joanna Kotze and Lance Gries is titled Étroits sont les Vaisseaux in homage to Anselm Kiefer’s 82-foot long, undulating, wave-like sculpture of the same name. Lasting exactly 24:50, the work collapses an oceanic tidal cycle into minutes and seconds (from hours and minutes), creating a narrow timeframe through which the performers navigate waves of evolving light and sound. Currents and tides—both calming and unruly—generate the duet’s tender and turbulent movements. Created in close collaboration with designer Roderick Murray, Étroits sont les Vaisseaux works with the resonant intimacy of Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab to construct irresistible tides and eddies that pull audience and performers together through the work.
About the Artist
Kimberly Bartosik’s work has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theatre (2017), Gibney Dance Center (2016), Abrons Art Center, The Yard (2015, 2017), New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis, Artdanthe, BEAT Festival, The Kitchen, La Mama, and Mount Tremper Arts. Support includes: Jerome Foundation; FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USAI; NYFA, BUILD; MAP Fund; New Music USA; American Dance Abroad, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists. Kimberly danced for Merce Cunningham for 9 years, and is a 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow.
[Photo by Jim Coleman]
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