About Kimberly Bartosik

New York, New York

View Kimberly Bartosik’s work towards “The Encounter” at The Center in this short film.

Kimberly Bartosik’s (CBA ’20) work has been presented by BAM Next Wave 2018, LUMBERYARD, Wexner Center for the Arts, New York Live Arts, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, American Realness, Gibney Dance, Abrons; The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, Artdanthe, FIAF’s Crossing the Line, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales, The Kitchen, and others. She has received funding from MAP Fund; NEFA’s National Dance Project Production & Touring Grant; Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-U.S. Exchange in Dance); USAI/Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; NYFA’s BUILD; New Music USA; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists and Emergency Grants, and others. Bartosik is a 2017-20 New York Live Arts Live Feed Residency Artist. 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. Bartosik received a Bessie Award for exceptional artistry as a 9-year member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

The Encounter

Bartosik’s project “The Encounter” is an intergenerational performance work representing the immateriality of time. The work is inspired by Bartosik’s experience within major ballet institutions, whose structure and culture can have a deep impact on young dancers. “The Encounter” draws from ballet vocabulary, re-envisions it, and transforms it through a shared creative process. By merging professional and teenage pre-professionals, “The Encounter” is a delicate narrative of time, where hopes, dreams, and fears are embedded within the impermanence of the present moment.