DraftWork: Sam Kim / Kirsten Schnittker – Danspace Project
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DraftWork: Sam Kim / Kirsten Schnittker

Photo: Fons Schiedon

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.

Sam Kim is a choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn who has been making work since the mid ‘90s. Her work has been presented and commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Barnard College, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Mulberry St Theater, Performance Space 122 and Gibney Dance in NYC, as well as by national venues. Sam’s work has been supported by grants and residencies from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, the Lucky Star Foundation, MAP Fund, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Yaddo, Mt Tremper Arts, the Bogliasco Foundation, Movement Research, New York Live Arts Studio Series, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, The MacDowell Colony, Dance Theater Workshop and Brooklyn Arts Exchange among many others. Sam’s work has also been presented by Zenon Dance (Minneapolis), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Studio 303 (Montréal), the Unknown Theater (Los Angeles), Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (Minneapolis), the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Galapagos Art and Performance Space, JACK and Movement Research, among many others.

Kirsten Schnittker is a dance-maker, performer, and Development Associate at Danspace Project. Since 2011, she has created many dances shown at AUNTS, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research,Movement Research at Judson Church, ROVE/Rooftop Dance, Triskelion Arts, and at various showings, open studios, and parties throughout NYC. As a performer, Kirsten enjoys recent work and collaborations with Ilona Bito, Yanira Castro/a canary torsi, Diana Crum and Hadley Smith. kirstenschnittker.com

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