Darkness and Light, Heat and Ice

Dave Ruder and Gelsey Bell singing in Kimberly Bartosik's You are my heat and glare. Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

Kimberly Bartosik/Daela premieres a work at New York Live Arts A lighting designer and a choreographer walk into a bar and. . . . No this is not a way to begin, especially if a joke doesn’t ensue; instead, the sentence announces a life-and-art collaboration that more likely began backstage. Kimberly Bartosik, the choreographer, and Roderick Murray, the lighting designer, have … [Read more...]

Three Choreographers Grace a Busy Week

(L to R): Stuart Singer, Netta Yerushalmy, and choreographer Joanna Kotze

Vicky Shick, Doug Elkins, and Joanna Kotze show work in an event-filled January week. Every January without fail, New York offers a smorgasbord of dance. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in town, and the table is laid for it in every available performing space. The first two weeks of the month are also a time when dancers, choreographers, and dance enthusiasts … [Read more...]

Now You Want It, Now You Don’t

Awash in Possessions: Joanne Kotze and Edmond Russo. Photo: © Marc Ohrem Leclef

  “Where’d you get that?  I must have one!”  Must?  Try “crave,” “desire.” And once you’ve acquired whatever it is, does your love of it grow or subside? When you take it out of the closet or down from the shelf after two years and realize that you haven’t used it or worn it for almost that long, do you get rid of it? Or do you fall in love all over again? Mindless acquisition is … [Read more...]