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Movers & Shapers: Kimberly Bartosik

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PODCAST No.113 – Kimberly Bartosik

 

Release Date: 3.27.21

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ABOUT KIMBERLY

Choreographer, performer, educator, essayist Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate 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 dramatically illuminates the ephemeral nature of performance while critically, tenderly, and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. 

Bartosik is a 2020 Bessie Honoree for Outstanding Performance & Outstanding Performer (Burr Johnson) for her recent work, through the mirror of their eyes. She is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography and a 2020 Virginia B. Toulmin Women Leaders in Dance Fellow at Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at NYU.  Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by BAM Next Wave Festival (2018), New York Live Arts, LUMBERYARD, American Realness, FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, Abrons Art Center, Gibney, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, La Mama, and BEAT Festival.  She has toured to Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic (Melbourne, Australia), Bratislava in Movement (2021), Wexner Arts Center, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, FlynnSpace, Bates Dance Festival,  Columbia College, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis, Artdanthe Festival, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (2021), Church, Mount Tremper Arts, and others. 

Bartosik’s 2020 digital quarantine project, The Game, was commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and presented as part of Fusebox Festival. She is currently collaborating with Visual Artist Matthew Ritchie on You will see more stars, a multi-iteration work merging Augmented Reality into the live performance arena. In 2021-22 she will create a new work in partnership with Torn Space Theater with teens of refugee immigrants. She will create The Encounter, her CBA work for 12-15 year old pre-professional dancers, in spring 2021. Her articles Give Artists a Home! and It’s Time to Reimagine Dance Funding, were featured in Dance Magazine (Dec 2020, Feb 2021).  

Bartosik was a 2017-20 New York Live Arts Live Feed Residency Artist; a 2019-20 Harkness Dance Center Artist-in-Residence @ the 92nd St Y; and a 2019 Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) recipient with Composer Sivan Jacobovitz. In 2017 she received a National Dance Project (NDP) Production & Touring Grant and Community Engagement Fund awards, supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts. A 2010 and 2017 MAP Fund grantee, Bartosik and has also received support 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;  Creative Arts Initiative (CAI); New York Foundation for the Arts, Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); American Dance Abroad; New Music USA, Live Music for Dance; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists and Emergency Grants

Bartosik has been in creative residence at New York Live Arts, Live Feed and Studio Series; Marble House Project; National Choreographic Center at Akron/NCCAkron; Centre Chorégraphique National-Ballet de Lorraine; LUMBERYARD Center for Film & Performing Arts; Gibney Dance Center’s DiP Residency; Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort; Governor’s Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University; Joyce Soho Artist Residency Program; University of Buffalo, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; Jacob’s Pillow; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; Mount Tremper Arts; White Oak Plantation; and Movement Research. Bartosik was a 2017 Bogliasco Foundation Fellow and a 2019 and 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow. She was a recipient of an ART, a Capacity-Building grant through Pentacle. In 2018, Bartosik made her curatorial debut as part of DoublePlus at Gibney.

A member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 9 years, Bartosik received a Bessie Award for Exceptional Artistry in his work. She received her BFA in Dance 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 has been a guest artist/faculty at Hollins University, Princeton University, The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, Bates College, The Playground, University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Arizona State University’s Hergberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Colorado College, and University of Buffalo. She currently teaches at SUNY/Purchase Conservatory of Dance and the Merce Cunningham Trust.

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Deborah Damast

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PODCAST No.112 – Deborah Damast

 

Release Date: 3.13.21

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ABOUT DEBORAH

Deborah Damast (BFA Dance, SUNY Purchase, MA Dance Education, NYU, DEL Certificate) is Associate Professor and Program Director of Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt where in addition to teaching, she is Artistic Director of concerts, Kaleidoscope Dancers, and the Uganda study abroad program. Deborah is the Past-President of the New York State Dance Education Association, has served on the boards of NYSDEA, NDEO, Dance Education in Practice Journal, and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and is a member of the NDEO Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access IDEA committee. She is on faculty at LREI/Little Red Schoolhouse, Dance Education Laboratory, and The Yard and has directed programs at Peridance, Steffi Nossen, Harvey School Cavalier Camp, The Yard Kids Do Dance, and OBT Exposed. Deborah facilitates Professional Learning for teachers through the NYC Department of Education, 92Y DEL, and PKFCC Pre-K for all and has contributed to the NYC Blueprint for the Arts and the DEL Early Childhood model.  She has presented at numerous conferences and festivals in the U.S. including a Keynote speech at UDEO, NDEO, NYSDEA, ACDFA, CUNY, and Kymabogo in Uganda. Her choreography has been shown at over 40 venues in NYC including Ailey Citigroup, Peridance, World Financial Center, Riverside Church, Judson Church, Symphony Space, Cooper Union, 92Y, 14th St. Y, Skirball Theatre, and internationally in Japan, Uganda, Korea, Italy, and Canada. Deborah has taught for the Education Departments of Oregon Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, guest choreographed/taught for West Virginia University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Brigham Young University, and has written curriculum for Peridance, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, DEL, NYCB, and the NYC DOE. Deborah has collaborated with Emily Bear on music videos and co-created and starred in Move N Groove Kids creative movement video series. Deborah is a recipient of the 2009 NYU GSU Star Faculty Award, the 2010 NDEO Outstanding Dance Educator Award: Higher Education, the 2017 Steinhardt Teaching Excellent Award, the  2020 Dance Teacher Magazine Award for Higher Education and 2021 NDEO Executive Director Award. She participated in Motion Capture studies at NYU, collaborated with Music and Music Technology, and at NYU was a co-recipient of grants for Dance Literacy and Data Literacy, Professional Development, and the 2020 Diversity Innovation grant.

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Dr. Carla Stalling Walter

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PODCAST No.111 – Dr. Carla Stalling Walter

 

Release Date: 2.21.21

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ABOUT CARLA

Dr. Carla Stalling Walter teaches and writes about dance, spirituality, and wellbeing. A former professor with a PhD in Dance History and Theory, she is also a Certified Somatic Psychotherapist, and a Certified Spiritual Counselor. Her company, Dance in the Spirit, LLC provides personal and corporate retreats, classes, and workshops on sacred dance meditation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. She is a member of The Sacred Dance Guild, the Dance Studies Association, and a board member with the San Francisco Zen Center.

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Megan Slayter

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PODCAST No.110- Megan Slayter

 

Release Date: 2.7.21

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ABOUT MEGAN

Megan Slayter is a dance educator, administrator, historian, and lighting designer at Western Michigan University where she is an Associate Professor of Dance and the Acting Associate Director of the School of Theatre and Dance.  Her ongoing collaborative research with dance historian Jessica Lindberg Coxe, has resulted in the reconstruction of four dances by modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. “Fire Dance”, “Night”, “Lily of the Nile”, and “La Mer” have been reconstructed and commissioned for performance by universities, dance companies, and art museums across the country. “Fire Dance”, “Night”, and “Lily of the Nile” are featured on the DVD documentaryLoïe Fuller: Dancing in the Light Fantastic available through Dance Horizons. A DVD of Slayter and Lindberg’s reconstruction process for Fire Dance was produced in 2003 by John Mueller is available through The Dance Film Archive.  Slayter and Lindberg are founding members of Dancestry, a coalition of artists who seek to put the work of Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Erik Hawkins in conversation through live performance and community engagement.  The inaugural Dancestry concert at the Long Center in Austin, TX in 2015 received critical acclaim from the Austin Critics’ Table including nominations for Best Dance Concert, Best Dancer: Jessica Lindberg Coxe, and Best Lighting Design: Megan Slayter.  As the resident dance lighting designer at Western Michigan University, Slayter has designed for new works by esteemed guest artists including Peter Chu, Gabrielle Lamb, KT Nelson, Nelly von Bommel, Ron DeJesus, Lauren Edson, Eddie Ocampo, and Autumn Eckman; and reconstructed designs for works by Gerald Arpino, George Balanchine, Robert Battle, Frank Chaves, Lou Conte, Ohad Naharin, David Parsons, Anthony Tudor, and Doug Varone.  She is an elected representative to the Board of Directors of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) where she serves as the East-Central Regional Director.  She also serves as a site evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).  She received her MFA in Dance with an emphasis in lighting design from The Ohio State University and her BA in Dance from Western Michigan University.

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Alana Marie Urda

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PODCAST No.109- Alana Marie Urda

 

Release Date: 12.20.20

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ABOUT ALANA

Alana Marie Urda is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Amalgamate, where she pursues using dance for a purpose through her choreographic works, documentaries and company events. Urda has envisioned and produced a range of distinguished dance events, charity projects, and educational workshops with Amalgamate. Her repertoire has been celebrated in renowned NYC venues and tours both nationally and internationally. Commissioned for numerous projects, she has set choreography on dancers across the states and presented work at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Boston University, BBKings, Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy, Brunei, Asia, The Times Center, Ailey Citigroup, and Merce Cunningham Studio. With a BFA in dance from FSU, she is Assistant Director of The Trinity School After School Program, a Teaching Artist at New York City Center and The Events in Orlando, FL. Her extensive freelance highlights include choreographing for Lily Chiam’s debut album concert in Brunei, Asia and Off-Broadway productions, Angels, the Musical / Duke Theatre, Dear Mr. Rosan / 777 Theatres, and Into the Woods Jr./ The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. She has worked with artists such as Peter Kalivas, Ronnie Demarco, Suzanne Farrell, Dan Wagoner, and Jawole Zollar. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, she continues to create dance events that involve community engagement and provide more job opportunities for dancers. On days off, Alana can be found at the nearby park playing baseball with her husband and two energetic boys.

 

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

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