New York Live Arts Presents the U.S. Premiere of YOU ARE MY HEAT AND GLARE, 2/26-3/1

New York Live Arts Presents the U.S. Premiere of YOU ARE MY HEAT AND GLARE, 2/26-3/1

New York Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Kimberly Bartosik/daela's You are my heat and glare, February 26 - March 1 at 7:30pm in the third floor studios at New York Live Arts. Hailed by Dance Magazine as "one of the most intriguing descendants of Merce Cunningham," New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award-winning Bartosik, along with six other award-winning performers, take to the stage in this multi-disciplinary production created especially for the New York Live Arts studios.

Bartosik's evening length work, You are my heat and glare unfolds in a series of viscerally provocative, mixed-genre duets for dancers, designers and voice artists, including a duet for light and body featuring Bartosik and her longtime collaborator, lighting designerRodeRick Murray, who joins her onstage. Inspired by Anne Carson's poetic essay "The Anthropology of Water," You are my heat and glare grapples with the rawness of intimacy. It asks: What are we made of but hunger and rage? Choreographed by Bartosik in close collaboration with the performers, the work features dancers Joanna Kotze and Marc Mann and singers Gelsey Bell and Dave Ruder.

You are my heat and glare is commissioned by New York Live Arts and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

You are my heat and glare was created, in part, with support from the Jerome Foundation; New Music USA; FUSED, French US Exchange in Dance; and American Dance Abroad. The work was developed, in part, through creative residencies at Jacob's Pillow, Mount Tremper Arts, Merce Cunningham Trust, and the Center for Performance Research.

Performances will take place in New York Live Arts' Theater. Come Early Conversations and Stay Late Discussions will also be featured with two shows. Tickets are $15 and $20, and may be purchased online at, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box Office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.

About Kimberly Bartosik/daela:

New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative 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, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time and audience perspective, dramatically illuminating the ephemeral nature of performance. Bartosik's work has been commissioned and presented by New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, The Chocolate Factory (2015), Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise's Crossing the Line Festival, Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival (France), BEAT Festival, The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Arizona State University and Movement Research at Judson Church. In 2005 she founded the organization daela, in order to facilitate the development of the creation of her artistic work.

Bartosik has received support for her choreographic work from the Jerome Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation throughUSArtists International; New York Foundation for the Arts through Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); MAP Fund ; American Dance Abroad; New Music USA through Live Music for Dance; and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts,Grants to Artists (nomination only). Bartosik is a 2010 and 2012 FUSED grantee (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. In May 2013 she presented the European Premiere of You are my heat and glare at the Festival Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France). Her next project will premiere at The Chocolate Factory in spring 2015.

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