Sunday, October 13 | 7-9 pm | CHURCH 16 Brewster St, Rockland
$45, includes refreshments and cocktail reception by Sammy’s Deluxe
CMCA and independent curator Joanna Spinks invite you to experience a unique, memorable evening of exceptional contemporary dance in a stunning historical setting. I hunger for you is an enthralling, immersive performance presented by award-winning choreographer Kimberly Bartosik, an alum of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography.
In I hunger for you, deeply internalized forces of faith, violence, life force, and compassion pulse through bodies that exist in a mesmerizing, starkly beautiful, often dangerous world. In a world defined by light and its absence, the work looks deeply into the heart of the impulse to lose oneself in ecstasy, ritual, desire, and searching, riding an edge of barely controlled abandon and vibrating stillness. The work premiered at the BAM Next Wave Festival in 2018.
Bessie Award-winning performer, choreographer, and educator Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate 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, dramatically illuminates the ephemeral nature of performance.
A member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for nine years, Bartosik received her BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts, and MA in 20th century art and criticism from The New School. She has been a guest artist/faculty at numerous colleges and universities including Princeton University, The Julliard School, Rutgers University, SUNY/Purchase, and others.
An informal discussion and celebration with refreshments and cocktails by Sammy’s Deluxe will follow the performance.
Ticket sales for this event are a direct donation in support of exceptional performing arts programming in Maine.
The presentation of I hunger for you was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This performance would not be possible without generous support from the community and local businesses including 250 Main Hotel, Sammy’s Deluxe Restaurant and Bangor Savings Bank. Thank you.
Photograph by Alon Koppel.