BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT presents the choreography of Artistic Directors Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen through live performance and workshops.
"'Resonant Imaging,' performed by Kyla Barkin
, addressed issues concerning technological innovation, liveness, and dimensionality… This highly entertaining piece ultimately read as a graceful comment on the ever-increasing role of technology in dance performance.
BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, a New York City based contemporary dance company founded in 2009, presents the choreography of Artistic Directors Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen through live performance and workshops.
Kyla Barkin, co-founder of BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, was raised in Tempe, AZ., studied with "La Mariquilla" at the Academia de Ballet Flamenco in Granada, Spain and then received her B.A. in Dance from UCLA.
has toured internationally, is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Jean Irwin
Award, and has been described as having an "exciting, physically expansive attack" by The New York Times
Barkin's choreography has been widely shown including at The Staller Center for the Arts
, Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary at Inside/Out, Joyce SOHO, and the 92nd St Y. Her
work has also been presented internationally at venues in Berlin, Germany, Edinburgh, Scotland, Indonesia, and more.
Barkin has been working with Janis Brenner & Dancers since 1998 and has taught and set works, both of Brenner's and her own, at institutions such as NCSA, The Juilliard School, The Joffrey School, Stony Brook University, and Tanzakademie Balance 1 in Berlin.
Ms. Barkin is also proud to serve on the board of the Foundation for a Just Society.