Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson | Kimberly Bartosik/daela

ADF Debuts


Carr Studio, Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke Street, Durham 27701

Saturday, July 22, 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 7:00pm & 9:00pm

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**Venue Change**

Please note that these performances will now be held in Durham School of the Art’s Carr Studio (400 N. Duke Street, Durham 27701).

Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the inevitability of violation. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated for over sixteen years with a shared interest in movement invention that at once honors and challenges personal range. Note the Self (Part I) explores the arising and passing away of support and the ever-changing nature of intimacy over time, the reality of coming together and falling apart, again, and again. Note the Self  includes a musical score by Ted Coffey.

Large print program available here.

Jennifer Nugent danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company from 2009-2014 and David Dorfman Dance from 1999-2007, receiving a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for her work in the company. She has also had opportunities to perform and work intensively with Martha Clarke, Lisa Race, Doug Elkins, Bill Young, Colleen Thomas, Kate Weare, Barbara Sloan and Dale Andre. Jennifer’s teaching and dancing is inspired by all her teachers and mentors, most profoundly by her time working, performing with, and learning from Daniel Lepkoff, Wendall Beavers, Gerri Houlihan, David Dorfman, Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Wendy Woodson, and Patty Townsend. Her choreography and duet collaborations with Paul Matteson have been presented in New York City and throughout the U.S. She teaches regularly in NYC and abroad and has been a guest artist at numerous universities and dance festivals including The American Dance Festival, the Bates Dance Festival, and SaltDanceFest. This year Jennifer is a teaching artist at Smith College and Amherst College in Western MA.

Paul Matteson is a Bessie award performer whose research explores methods for generating inventive personal
movement within collaborative choreography. His duet collaborations with Jennifer Nugent have been presented in NYC by Danspace Project, Symphony Space, and Dance Theater Workshop and nationally at numerous dance festivals. Paul was a member of the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company from 2008-2012. Before that, he worked with David Dorfman Dance, Lisa Race, Terry Creach, Peter Schmitz, Neta Pulvermacher, and many others. Since 2012, Paul has taught Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College and is a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Award recipient in Choreography. He recently taught at the Bates Dance Festival and SALT Dance Fest and is thrilled to be back this summer at the American Dance Festival.

Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across North America, Europe, and Asia, at such venues as Judson Church, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Lab, New Langton Arts, Zellerbach Hall, and The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Wolf Trap and The Kennedy Center (DC), the Korean National University of the Arts (Seoul), The Carre Theatre (Amsterdam), and ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). His writings on aesthetics and politics in the performing arts have been honored with significant awards from the Josephine De Kármán and Andrew C. Mellon Foundations. Coffey studied composition with Jon Appleton, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, and Paul Lansky, among others, receiving degrees in music from Dartmouth (AB), Mills College (MFA), and Princeton (MFA, PhD). Recordings of his work are available on the Ellipsis Arts, Everglade, Innova, Audition Records, SEAMUS, crackletimesfavor, and EcoSono labels. Coffey is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, music aesthetics, and pop.

Kimberly Bartosik/daela is an ensemble of performers and designers working under the artistic leadership of choreographer and dancer Kimberly Bartosik. The organization, working on a project-to-project basis, is dedicated to creating viscerally provocative performance projects built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments.

Kimberly Bartosik began writing and creating video projects under the name daela in 1996. In 2002 she began developing her artistic voice through choreographic endeavors, and founded the organization daela in 2005, in order to facilitate the development of the creation of her artistic work. daela is currently under the fiscal sponsorship of New York Live Arts.

Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by Danceplace (2017), American Dance Festival (2017), The Chocolate Factory Theater (2017), New York Live Arts, 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, and Movement Research.

Bartosik has received support for her choreographic work from the Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American Cultural Exchange; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International; New York Foundation for the Arts, Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); MAP Fund; American Dance Abroad; New Music USA, Live Music for Dance; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists (nomination only) and Emergency Grants.  Bartosik was a 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow and is a 2016 Gibney Dance DiP Residence Artist.

She was a guest artist/faculty at Princeton University (Fall 2016), University of North Carolina School for the Arts (2013), Arizona State University’s Hergberger Institute for Design and the Arts(2014), Purchase College (2014, 2015), and Colorado College (2015).