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Sam Kim's Studio Series Set for This Weekend at New York Live Arts

Sam Kim's Studio Series Set for This Weekend at New York Live Arts

New York Live Arts will present the Studio Series showing of Sam Kim's Sister to a Fiend tonight, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 6:00pm in the third floor studios at New York Live Arts.

Sister to a Fiend is a new, ritualistic dance for three performers that reveals the secret and magic rites of a closed culture of three potent, feminine and liminal creatures. The work features dancers Erin Beneze, Ashley Handel and Rebecca Warner, and examines the psychic landscape they occupy. Colliding the dance form with "known cultures/almost references" it includes the strange and awkward, sexy dance from "Vampyros Lesbos," and the solo at the lonely disco in Claire Denis's film "Beau Travail." Oblique inspiration is also taken from the work of conceptual clothing designer Martin Margiela and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

Studio Series work-in-process showings will take place in New York Live Arts' studios. Tickets are $5. There will be free in-process talks after each showing with an array of moderators. Tickets are available 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. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. There will be no late seating.

Sister to a Fiend was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Sister to a Fiend was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Sister to a Fiend was supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts' Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Sister to a Fiend was also developed, in part, at The MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Resident Artists Program.


Sam Kim

Fri, Jan 31 at 6:00pm (in-process talk moderated by Jen Rosenblit)

Sat, Feb 1 at 6:00pm (in-process talk moderated by Jeanine Durning)

3rd Floor Studios, New York Live Arts

Tickets: $5

T: 212-924-0077 |

219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Box Office hours: Monday-Friday 1 - 9pm | Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm

About Sam Kim: Since 2002, Sam Kim has created several, long works presented as seasons in NYC: Darling (Performance Space 122, 2009), dumb dumb bunny (The Kitchen, 2007), Cult (Dance Theater Workshop, 2007), AVATAR (Mulberry St Theater, 2006), Nobody Understands Me (Dance Theater Workshop, 2004), Placid Baby (Performance Space 122, 2003) and Valentine (Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, 2002). Kim has also created several shorter works since 1997.

Kim has received commissions for original work from The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Mulberry St Theater and Performance Space 122. Kim's work has also been presented nationally by other progressive venues such as Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Studio 303 (Montréal), the Unknown Theater (Los Angeles), Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (Minneapolis), the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Galapagos Art and Performance Space and Movement Research, among many others.

Kim's work has been supported by grants from organizations such as the Lucky Star Foundation (2009), the MAP Fund (2006) and the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation (2004). Kim was a Spring 2010 Dance Theater Workshop Outer/Space Creative Resident at Brazil, a 2007-09 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Dance Artist-in-Residence and a 2004-05 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She has also received space grants from the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2002) and the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Center (2001).

Kim has been awarded residencies at New York Live Arts Studio Series (2013-14), Movement Research (2013-14), Baryshnikov Arts Center (Fall, 2013) Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2013) Baryshnikov Arts Center (Spring, 2013) and The MacDowell Colony (2012) to develop her latest evening-length work, Sister to a Fiend.

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