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I hunger for you (2018)

I hunger for you was commissioned and presented during BAM Next Wave Festival 2018 following World Premiere performances at LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts, as part of an inaugural year BAM/LUMBERYARD partnership. 

Created for a cast of five professional performers and one child, the 52-minute work focuses on the need for faith and the collective desire for transformation. 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.

See here for information on our community engagement practices. This set of practices, to be shared with a variety of communities, is designed to experientially introduce the public/participant/audience member to the process of creating I hunger for you.

Choreography and Direction by Kimberly Bartosik

Created in close collaboration with performers Christian Allen, Dylan Crossman, Burr Johnson, Lindsey Jones, Joanna Kotze, Dahlia Bartosik-Murray

Lighting and Set Design by Roderick Murray

Original Music Composition by Sivan Jacobovitz, arranged with Kimberly Bartosik

Costume Design by Harriet Jung

Dramaturgy by Melanie George*

Sound Engineering by James Bigbee Garver

*made possible by LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts

2019-2020 I hunger for you Touring

July 11-13, 2019: The Yard, Chilmark, MA. More information here.

August 23-24, 2019: SuperSense Festival of the Ecstatic, Melbourne, Australia.

October 12, 2019: Bates College, Lewiston, ME.

October 13, 2019: Rockland, ME

October 18, 2019: The Flynn, Burlington, VT.

January 27- February 2, 2020: Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

May 16, 2020: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, NC (postponed)

The creation and presentation of I hunger for you is made possible, in part, through commissions from BAM Next Wave Festival and LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts through an inaugural year BAM/LUMBERYARD partnership. The work premiered at LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts where it also received significant development support in LUMBERYARD’s residency program.


I hunger for you has also received generous funding from: The MAP Fund, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Production Grant, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; General Operating support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Production Residency & Community Engagement Fund funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance project, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency Program; and administrative support through Pentacle’s ART Program.


I hunger for you was created, in part, during an National Dance Project Late Stage Production Residency @ National Choreographic Center-Akron (NCC-Akron); accueil studio residency @ Centre Chorégraphique National-Ballet de Lorraine; Bogliasco Fellowship; Marble House Project Residency; Upstream Residency @ Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; and DANCENOW Silo.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. 


Available for Touring 2019-20

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