Image Description: Kimberly is shown from the knees up, standing upright with both arms bent at her side. Her left hand’s index finger is pointing forward and her right hand is clenched in a fist. Her brown hair is down to her shoulders and partially covering her eyes. She is wearing a black long sleeve shirt with a bright blue drawing on the front, black Adidas pants with three white stripes down the side and her mouth and nose are covered by a green and brown gaiter. The background is blurred; there are two individuals in the frame. The ground is gray cement and there are large informational posters standing upright with dark green trees behind them. Photo by Ryutaro Mishima.
The Loop with Kimberly Bartosik
Sunday, June 13th at 11am-12pm
The Loop is not really a dance class but a dance, a processional, being made in real time, arising from our collective pathway and journey around the playing fields in Prospect Park. We’ll meet at the entrance to Prospect Park at the 15th St Circle (a.k.a Bartel-Pritchard Square, across from Nitehawk cinemas) and learn a few stepping patterns that will get us started. Then we’ll traverse around the circumference of the fields together, moving in and out of unison but connecting through a shared rhythm. Wear sneakers and sunblock and bring water! This dance will involve some light touch (not required). A gentle hand holding or brush of the shoulder to help guide our energy forward. We will finish with a deep stretch.
Choreographer, performer, educator, essayist Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that dramatically illuminate the ephemeral nature of performance while critically, tenderly, and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Her recent piece, through the mirror of their eyes (New York Live Arts, 2020) was nominated for 2020 Bessie Awards for Outstanding Performance & Outstanding Performer (Burr Johnson). 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; USAI; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her articles Give Artists a Home! and It’s Time to Reimagine Dance Funding, were recently featured in Dance Magazine.
Though we request pre-registration, we recommend paying for class at the event. We cannot accommodate refunds and the weather is unpredictable!
Payment is via a tiered system based on economic position. Determine your place on these scales by considering your circumstances of inherited wealth (financial and social capital) / other sources of financial support. Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Disabled, and Trans* folx may pay outside these tiers.
$7-15 - Unemployed
$15-25 - Stable Employment
$25-50 - Artist Supporter
Masks must be worn by participants except when away from the group to drink water, eat a snack, or take a breather. There will be a verbal opt-in/out process related to light touch at the beginning of the session. All are welcome. The facilitator may occasionally, briefly pull down their mask when distanced from others so as to be heard.