"extraordinary physical language"
"Bell is a product of the 21st Century. She is exploring uncharted territories. With the passing of so many of our dance luminaries, the past revolutionaries of dance, new presences will emerge, who will reshape the landscape of dance, imprint a new face upon the scope of what is movement. I believe Bell belongs in this group."
"In Lauri Stallings’ estimation, Bell “represents total experimentation. She’s near controversial. She has a very strange gestural world and is not apologetic about it."
"In the world of Sidra Bell Dance New York fantasy often morphs into the grotesque and the grostesque breeds fantasy. The androgynous dancers spew a highly kinetic and gestural movement language, with their capable bodies and at times overtly cirque-like prowess, at warp speed...unreal."
"Bell has been compared to, among others, Jorma Elo, William Forsythe and Wayne McGregor, European choreographers who pack each phrase of movement with detail, challenging the eye to keep up. But Bell doesn’t yet place herself in the arc of dance history. 'I don’t like to contextualize it like that. I don’t want to define what I’m doing because it doesn’t leave me room to do anything else".
"Bell is clearly an artist in this new generation of modern dance movers who combines arresting movement with dramatic presentation."
"esoteric and mesmerizing"
"Bell's work has combines gender ambiguity, deconstructed ideas, high drama and couture fashion to give voice to her world of dazzling possibilities."