Image Description: Julie is a white woman with shoulder-length dark reddish hair standing in a blue bucket on a dark stage. She is wearing a light-colored shirt wrapped around her waist, a striped shirt wrapped bandeau style around her torso, a black bra and a green chunky necklace and has a disconcerted look on her face. Partially visible in the dark, to her right, is a strip of silver from a stand up tripod. Photo by Paula Court.
Conversation with Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, Kimberly Bartosik, Julie Mayo, and Christy Funsch
Sunday, March 28 at 6-7:30pm EDT
*Join these artists for classes earlier the same day
ABOUT THE EVENT:
This conversation, facilitated by Jennifer Nugent, is open to the public. No registration required. Click on the Zoom link below in our footer to join. In an effort to encourage spillage, sharing, and questioning, all FESTIVAL teaching artists participate in public conversation with the other artists scheduled to teach on the same day as them.
Sliding scale $0-50.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Amelia Uzategui Bonilla (she/they) curates transdisciplinary performance curriculum, affirming decolonial and migrant perspectives. In 2020, Amelia managed Somatic Sauce and co-curated the PLATAFORMA festival, both digital projects working towards lifting up the BIPOC communities and their practices through knowledge transmission, digital performance, gatherings, and documentation. They have worked closely with the following artists and institutions: Anna Halprin, Ángeles D1, Ballet de San Marcos, La Catolica University, and el Conjunto Nacional de Folklore, San Francisco's FRESH Festival, ID_Frankfurt, Cunamacué, Luna Dance Institute, NAKA Dance Theater, randy estrellx reyes, the Tamalpa Institute, Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, and Tino Sehgal. Their research is published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media and Dancers' Group's In Dance Magazine.
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 (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.
Julie Mayo is a dancemaker, performer, and teacher who has been called "an associative, sometimes absurdist choreographer" by the New Yorker. Her work has been presented in New York at The Kitchen, Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts, JACK, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Studios for Dance and The Chocolate Factory Theater. Julie has been an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research, Center for Performance Research and New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks). She is currently a 2021 Gibney DiP Resident Artist and has been the recipient of creative residencies at UCross Foundation, Djerassi, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Arts, and Mount Tremper.
Christy Funsch formed Funsch Dance in 2002 and has since been presented nationally and internationally. She holds an MFA and a Laban Movement Analysis Certification, and she has been awarded choreographic residencies at CounterPULSE, Djerassi, Shawl Anderson, the U Cross Foundation, and Yaddo. She has been an artist in residence at James Madison University, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Virginia Commonwealth University, and (currently), Slippery Rock University. In 2013-14, Christy was mentored by Tere O’Connor and named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” In 2015 she taught her improvisational practice 100 Days Score at ImpulsTANZ, and in 2019 she was a Fulbright Scholar at Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Dança in 2019.