Meet the Artists Behind UNCSA's Dance Concerts: Ming-Lung Yang and Kimberly Bartosik
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Fall and Spring Dance Concerts provide Triad audiences with a glimpse into the highly professional training that goes on at the school. For the student dancers themselves, it’s an opportunity to approach new works from both an academic and vocational perspective under the collaborative guidance of some of today’s leading dancer/choreographers. Bessie Award-winning performer, NYC based choreographer and UNCSA alumna Kimberly Bartosik was a longtime member of the legendary Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Her recent works commissioned and presented by Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, and others explore space, time, and audience perspective. Taiwan native and UNCSA School of Dance contemporary dance faculty Ming-Lung Yang was founding member and Artistic Director of Dance Forum Taipei Dance Company, and his choreography has been presented around the world. Last Fall both artists premiered their own new works performed by UNCSA dancers. They spoke with David Ford between rehearsals. Ming’s work Lotto combines the placement and interpretation of numbers to generate specific movements. It’s an evolving and highly collaborative work.