Kimberly Bartosik
i like penises:
a little something in 24 acts

Thursday–Saturday, September 22–24, 2011

Post-Show Q&A on Fri, Sept 23
Moderated by Simon Dove, festival co-curator

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In this evening-length work, Kimberly Bartosik creates a choreographic play on power, desire, and value. She constructs a dialogue between art forms, as the three dancers and one visual artist perform their crafts live, alongside one another, in multi-layered scenes.

During each performance, Brooklyn-based collage artist Jonathan Allen builds a work of art in real-time using cheap objects (purchased from 99¢ stores) that the dancers offer and use to attract him. As these objects move from the dancers’ game of seduction and exchange to become part of a “work of art,” their significance and value transform.

Post-show talk will be moderated by Simon Dove, Crossing the Line co-curator and Director, Herberger Institute School of Dance, Arizona State University.

“The beautiful and wrenching enigma of Bartosik’s creation...” —Village Voice

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


Danspace Project
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price
FIAF Members $12
Danspace Members $12
Non-Members $18


The piece was created at the CCN de Franche-Comté à Belfort (France) during a FUSED residency and a Governor's Island Intensive Residency through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
A co-presentation with FIAF & Danspace Project, it has received commissioning support from FIAF and residency/commissioning support from Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW²) initiative with lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Image: Kimberly Bartosik © Hillary Goidell

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