Choreographer, performer, educator, writer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that critically, tenderly, and violently etch away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Bartosik is a 2021 recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation Performing Artist Recovery Fund in the New York Community Trust and a 2020 “Bessie” honoree for Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Performer (Burr Johnson) for through the mirror of their eyes (New York Live Arts, 2020).
Other recent awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Virginia B. Toulmin Women Leaders in Dance Fellowship at Center for Ballet and the Arts, Map Fund, National Dance Project, and others. Bartosik’s work has been commissioned by BAM Next Wave, New York Live Arts, LUMBERYARD, American Realness, Crossing the Line, Danspace Project, and others. She has toured extensively in the US and internationally. Bartosik’s current project, The Encounter, is an intergenerational work for professionals and pre-professionals being created with communities around the world. Her critical writing includes the recent articles: Give Artists a Home!; It’s Time to Reimagine Dance Funding and The Plight of the Adjunct: When Will Colleges Truly Value the Artists Who Teach Their Students? As a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Bartosik received a “Bessie” award for Exceptional Artistry in his work. www.daela.org
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