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. Using a unique collaborative method, B/S P creates works inspired by subject matters from mathematics to the nature of human experience. The company strives to remove barriers and create a shared experience between the creative team and audience members allowing for a more inclusive and memorable event.The movement, thoughtfully crafted, utilizes subtle nuanced qualities contrasted with explosive athletic extremes. With a similar approach to teaching and training, the company promotes the coupling of techniques and modalities to prepare artists’ bodies for the challenges of the work. By creating a mindful and inspiring environment, B/S P provides a vibrant platform for artistic growth and refinement. B/S P has been presented at venues across the U.S and abroad including Jacob’s Pillow, SUNY Stony Brook’s Staller Center for the Arts, Dixon Place, The Flea, Ailey Theater, Flushing Town Hall, Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona, The Gaertner Performing Arts Center in Texas, the Edinburgh International Conference Center in Scotland where B/S P received critical acclaim, and most recently as part of the inaugural ConSenses festival.

Grade Levels

5 , 6 , 7 , 8

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Program Formats

Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop


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