“Kimberly Bartosik is one of the most intriguing descendants of Merce Cunningham.” – Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine
Suspended in a stark yet mesmerizing world defined by light and its absence, I hunger for you creates a space where internalized forces of faith pulse through dancers’ bodies which restlessly, tenderly, and violently confront one another.
Emanating from choreographer Kimberly Bartosik’s (an alum of Merce Cunningham Dance Company) personal experience with Charismatic spirituality, the evening-length work delves deeply into the heart of losing one’s self in ecstasy, ritual, and desire, riding an edge of barely controlled abandon and vibrating stillness.
“As we were stumbling out of the theater, a pleasant man we’d been talking to in the lobby before the performance, came up to us asking, “What did you think of it?” I was, as usual, politely evasive. I couldn’t say that I felt yanked about by it, astonished by its fierceness and its beauty, exhausted by it, and that “thought” was something that would come later.” – Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat