‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s ‘through the mirror of their eyes.” | Photo by Ian Douglas

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | New York Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a series of new works by award-winning female choreographers, starting this weekend with Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s through the mirror of their eyes, which has a score by Sivan Jacobovitz and an all-star cast including Joanna Kotze, Dylan Crossman, Burr Johnson, and three kids, including Dahlia Bartosik-Murray, Hunter Liss, and Winter Willis. Roderick Murray handles the lighting and set design, Quinn Czejkowski the costumes, and Melanie George the dramaturgy. Through Saturday, March 7, at 7:30pm.

From “Radioactive Practice.” | Image courtesy of New York Live Arts

Next in the series is Illinois-based Abby Zbikowski/Abby Z and the New Utility in RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE, which confronts and redefines various movement traditions including hip-hop, modern dance, West African, tap, synchronized swimming, and ice-skating. Raphael Xavier’s score also combines genres. Senegalese dancer Momar Ndiaye provides dramaturgy, and a cast of 10 brings these collisions alive. March 18-21 at 7:30pm.

Colleen Thomas’ ‘light and desire.” | Image courtesy of New York Live Arts

Finally, Colleen Thomas Dance‘s light and desire addresses the question of how women hold, embody, and express power. Her piece features Venezuelan filmmaker Carla Forte, Hungarian dancer-choreographer Ildikó Tóth, Polish dance artist Joanna Lesnierowska, Greek-Albanian Ermira Goro, and American dancer, teacher, and filmmaker Rosalynde LeBlanc. See them all March 25-28 at 7:30pm.

At New York Live Arts (219 W. 19th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves.). For tickets ($15-$30), call 212-924-0077 or visit newyorklivearts.org.

ABOUT LIVE FEED: The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward the New York Live Arts (NYLA) theater. Informal public showings offer a sneak peek into each resident artist’s process and ideas before they hit NYLA’s stage. Each showing takes place within the intimate working space of the Live Arts studio and is followed by a discussion with the artist moderated by special guests and Live Arts staff.


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