• Erin Bomboy

IMPRESSIONS: Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s “through the mirror of their eyes” at New York Live Arts

I’ve seen many things at downtown dance shows (urination, so much nudity), but one thing I rarely see is kids — in the audience and on a stage. Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s through the mirror of their eyes, which made its premiere at New York Live Arts, has both. Regardless if they’re watching or performing, these youths vitalize the experience. For fifty minutes, the future intertwines with the present, and we’re all the better for it.

To gusts of wind, Dahlia Bartosik-Murray (age 13), Hunter Liss (10), and Winter Willis (9) rove onto the stage. They sit against the unadorned back wall, their knees drawn to their chest. Later, in profile, Liss swipes his arms in cryptic loops. The theater is . . .

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Photo by Maria Baranova

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