"The worlds enacted by Sidra Bell across her expansive repertory are sumptuous facades. For Bell, every show seems to be a disappearing act behind myriad screens- garish costumes, jet-speed movements, blank stares and emptier smiles. Her performers are always self-consciously performing and her shows never forget their overdetermined status as objects of fascination and opportunities for exhibitionism. The choreographer often borrows the tropes of performance to flesh out the contours of her world, seeing the stage as if through cinematic studies of it. This is an important, if subtle, point about Bell's work -- it arrives as so many copies of itself. It draws the spectator in through its use of customary conventions, but resists delivering on these terms. Behind the curtain, there is no wizard, only more curtains to be drawn back as the spectator crawls deeper into the world this artist has shaped."
- Written by Dance Theater Workshop ( 2011)

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2014-2015 SEASON

July 30-July 3
Tisch/NYU Summer Dance Festival NYC

June 3
Center for Performance Research Gala

August 6
Central Park SummerStage
MainStage Presents, NY

September 6
Sofia, Bulgaria

November 21-23
Fall Season at
Center for Performance Research NYC

December 5-6
Contemporary Arts Center Presents
New Orleans

January 12
The Ailey Studios, NYC

April 2014
Dance Mission Theater
San Francisco

April 2014
SILO Creative Residency
Bethlehem, PA

April 16
Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette, Louisiana

April 18
Manship Theater
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 2014
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Home Season, NYC

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