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Asheville School to Host Guest Dance Instructor
Asheville School to Host Guest Dance Instructor

During the week of March 20 to 24, Asheville School will welcome Kelly Bartnik, who will lead discussions and workshops with Asheville School students and the larger Asheville community.

Bartnik is a choreographer, performer and teacher who has been working professionally in New York since 2001. She has performed in shows and venues across New York and was an original cast member of the New York and Boston productions of "Sleep No More." Her original work has been presented at a variety of New York venues. She has been a guest professor at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College and has served as the director of BAXCo, the teen repertory dance company at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

Bartnik will lead a workshop on Tuesday, March 21 in Asheville School's Graham Theater from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The workshop is geared towards dancers and actors and, according to the workshop description, will "explore and examine the reflective nature of listening and working in conversation with others."

On Wednesday, March 22 at 6:15 p.m., Bartnik will be joined by fellow artist and partner Tori Sparks for a discussion on creative work and a look at their latest project, HERE: a new episodic and immersive work. The discussion will take place in Asheville School's Graham Theater.

Asheville School students will also have the opportunity to learn from Bartnik throughout the week. She will work with art and dance students who are preparing an immersive performance of Frankenstein. She will also speak in Assistant Head of School Jay Bonner and Chair of Fine Arts Kathy Leiner's team-taught seminar on the history of Black Mountain College.

For more information, or to register for the Tuesday, March 21 workshop or the Wednesday, March 22 discussion, please call Kathy Leiner at 828-215-2410.