© 2023 Kimberly Bartosik/daela.

through the mirror of their eyes (2020)

Created on the heels of I hunger for you (BAM 2018), though the mirrors of their eyes brims with compassion and violence. The piece begins inside of a storm. A crowd of children runs through. They know which way to go: they are the bearers of direction. Featuring the extraordinary Joanna Kotze, Dylan Crossman, Burr Johnson, and a trio of young performers, the piece is infused with reminders of time, its wild rush forward, its holding patterns, and our abilities to navigate pathways of destruction and renewal.​

through the mirror of their eyes (2020) is commissioned and presented by New York Live Arts as part of Live Arts Live Feed Residency Program, where it will premiere March 4-7, 2020.

Choreography and Direction by Kimberly Bartosik

Created in close collaboration with performers Dylan Crossman, Burr Johnson, Joanna Kotze

The cast also includes the young performers Dahlia Bartosik-Murray, Hunter Liss, and Winter Willis

Lighting and Set Design by Roderick Murray

Original Music Composition by Sivan Jacobovitz

Costume Design by Quinn Czejkowski

Dramaturgy by Melanie George

The creation of through the mirror of their eyes is supported in part by a commission from New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency program. The Live Feed Residency program is supported in part by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Partners for New Performance. 

 through the mirror of their eyes has also received generous funding from a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Choreography and The MAP Fund, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support also includes a Creative Arts Initiative grant at the University at Buffalo; the Harkness Dance Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program at 92Y; an EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies, administered by Exploring the Metropolis; and a Mount Tremper Arts creative development residency.

Kimberly Bartosik/daela is grateful to the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the George L. Shields Foundation, The Reed Foundation, AOH Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of the EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.