About Kimberly Bartosik
New York, New York
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.
Bartosik’s fellowship will support the research and development of The Encounter, the first of a multi-iteration performance work for 6-8 dancers aspiring toward careers in ballet, ages 12-15. The project is her response to what she learned from having a young performer, or “young witness,” in her work, as well as her profound distress at the recent, serious revelations of deep dysfunctions within the world of major ballet institutions. The Encounter draws from ballet vocabulary, re-envisions it, and transforms it through a shared exchange of creative process with young dancers, asking: How are their bodies vessels for communication about our own place in the world?