“The effect is like a shot of compressed oxygen or standing at the edge of the Pacific, ions flying with each crashing wave.”

–Maura Donahue, Showing up in January: Day 3 Dispatch (AR Talks, LAVA, Cynthia Oliver & Kimberly Bartosik), Culturebot, January 11, 2017

“Dancers Joanna Kotze and Lance Gries don’t get a lot of room to roam, but their powerful actions make that little space ring like church bells. Their more intimate actions make space disappear entirely.”

–Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Kimberly Bartosik: In close quarters at Gibney Dance, InfiniteBody, April 29, 2016

“This is a ferocious piece. The intimacy is fierce, the reactions of the dancers’ bodies’ complex. Their breathing, their charged presences change my own breathing.”

–Deborah Jowitt, Against the Wall, DanceBeat, May 23,2015

“Ms. Bartosik creates relationships that slip out from under themselves, transforming before you can name them. And why would you want to?”

–Siobhan Burke,Review: ‘Bound’ and ‘Ecsteriority4 (Part 2)’ Explore Confinement and Collision, The New York Times, May 21, 2015

“There’s no easy way to break or scale the wall that contains this dance’s violence and furtive sexuality. Yet everything ends with a decisive choice made by each combatant.”

– Eva Yaa Asantewaa, New dances by Bartosik and Crossman at Abrons Arts Center, InfiniteBody, May 21, 2015

“But Ms. Bartosik, in her honest, rigorous commitment to twos, wrests strange, raw, discomfiting dynamics from a deceptively simple structure.”

–Siobhan Burke, Finding Poetry in Pairs,The New York Times, February 27, 2014

“Kimberly Bartosik is one of the most intriguing descendants of Merce Cunningham.”

– Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine

“…a serious, engaging exercise in minimalist dance abstraction”

– John Rockwell, The New York Times

“Remarkable, heart-stopping duet… a beautiful and wrenching enigma.”

– Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

“Both parts of Ecsteriority1&2 whittle the body down to its essence, and beyond, raising challenging questions about physicality, decay, and internal and external space. This is exciting work, careful and intentional without being overly constructed.”

-Elizabeth Bachner,

“Bartosik and her extraordinary collaborators have crafted a compelling work, a captivating experience that is physically expressive, musically dreamy, and visually stunning, and from which many levels of meaning and feeling can be derived.”

-Brian McCormick, Mediatized

“Brainy, but hot”

–Nancy Dalva, The DanceView Times

“Your work is inventive, bold, beautiful and attempting to find something new – just the thing I love and am determined to support.”

-Stephen Shelley, Artistic Director, BEAT Festival

“Certainly lovely and intriguing”

-Eva Yaa Asantewaaa, APAP blog 2012

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