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« Bell's company is regularly in demand throughout the world, and critics are more and more frequently identifying her as one of the most intriguing and significant choreographic voices of her generation." »
Creative Loafing Atlanta

 

SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK is rapidly gaining an international profile for their visceral work, which unravels the complexities of the human condition through a distinctly female lens. Bell's creations have been described as brainy, exuberant, sensual and intensely physical. The work demands both physical power and tender expressiveness from her crack ensemble of fearless and technically honed dancers. The Company has performed extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, and South America. Highlights include: Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Chutzpah! Festival, The Dance Centre in Vancouver, ODC Theater in San Francisco, Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, Tanz Farm at Atlanta’s Goat Farm Arts Center, One Dance Week in Bulgaria, and the International Solo-Tanz Festival with performances throughout Germany, Brazil, and Greece. The Company was listed as #1 in Contemporary Dance by the Pittsburgh Examiner (2014), ArtsATL’s Notable Dance Performances (2012), and Top 10 for Best in Dance by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2010).


SIDRA BELL (Artistic Director), is a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and was an Adjunct Professor at Barnard College in New York City. She has a degree in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College. Ms. Bell has won several awards, including a notable 1st Prize for Choreography at the International Solo-Tanz Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Her critically acclaimed work has been seen throughout the United States and in Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. Bell has received many commissions from institutions internationally and has produced over 100 new works. She had the privilege of being on the international jury for the Stuttgart Solo-Tanz Festival. Bell was commissioned as the choreographer for the feature film “TEST” set in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis. The movie is nominated for a 2015 Independent Spirit Award. “TEST” was also awarded two grand jury prizes from the Los Angeles Outfest and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. The film has had many screenings at festivals worldwide and enjoyed an international theatrical run. The movie is available on Netflix, VoD, and iTunes.

 

RECENT AND UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (2014-15)

July 2-3 2014
New York,
NY
Tisch Summer Dance Festival

August 6 2014
New York, NY
CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE

September 6 2014
Bulgaria
One Dance Week

December 5-6 2014
New Orleans, LA
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)

April 3-5 2015
San Francisco, CA
Dance Mission Theater

April 16 2015
Lafayette, LA
Acadiana Center for the Arts

April 18 2015
Baton Rouge, LA
Manship Theater

June 4-7 2015
Baruch PAC, NYC
Home Season