Kimberly Bartosik New Choreography: I Hunger

Dancers performing Bartosik's work

From I hunger for you, Photos by Jim Coleman.

Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik used her Jan. 2019 CAI residency to begin work on a new piece, I hunger, the second part of a two-phase work. Joining Bartosik in this process were dancers, Burr Johnson, Joanna Kotze, and Dylan Crossman.

In I hunger for you, deeply internalized forces of faith, violence, life force, and compassion pulse through bodies that exist in a mesmerizing, starkly beautiful, often dangerous world.  In a world defined by light and is absence, the work looks deeply into the heart of the impulse to lose oneself in ecstasy, ritual, desire, and searching, riding an edge of barely controlled abandon and vibrating stillness. 

The first phase of I hunger for you was presented during BAM Next Wave Festival 2018 following World Premiere performances at LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts, as part of an inaugural year BAM/LUMBERYARD partnership. The second phase, begun during Bartosik's CAI residency, I hunger, was commissioned by New York Live Arts for spring 2020, and will be further developed during NYLA’s Live Feed Residency Program.

Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time, and audience perspective, dramatically illuminating the ephemeral nature of performance. 

Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by BAM Next Wave (2018), Wexner Arts Center (2018), LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (2018), New York Live Arts, American Realness festival, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Gibney Dance, Abrons Art Center, The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line Festival, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival (France), BEAT Festival, The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, Princeton University, Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Arizona State University, Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, and Movement Research.