Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (2016)


Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Premiere, April 27-30 2016. Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab)

To be presented during AMERICAN REALNESS 2017 at Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab



Étroits sont les Vaisseaux is titled after Anselm Keifers 82-foot long, undulating, wave-like sculpture of the same name. Lasting approximately 24:50, the work collapses an oceanic tidal cycle into minutes and seconds (from hours and minutes), creating a narrow timeframe through which the performers navigate currents and tides—both calming and unruly—generating the duet’s tender and turbulent movements. Created in close collaboration with designer Roderick Murray, Étroits sont les Vaisseaux works with the resonant intimacy of Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab to construct irresistible tides and eddies that pull audience and performers together through the work.

To view the work on vimeo, go here.

Choreography and Direction by Kimberly Bartosik in close collaboration with the performers

Performed by Joanna Kotze and Lance Gries

Lighting and Set Design by Roderick Murray

Costume Design by Kimberly Bartosik, Joanna Kotze, and Lance Gries

Sound Design by Kimberly Bartosik and Roderick Murray


Étroits sont les Vaisseaux was created with commissioning support from Gibney Dance with funds provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and was supported in part by the Center for Performance Research’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence program.