Sidra Bell Dance New York (NY) is a brand of prolific movement that presents innovative, kinetic, and provocative dance and physical theater. Bell is a sought after voice with a strong female vision, exploring the complexities of the human condition. Bell’s works push boundaries and elude traditional expectation of dance, synthesizing the worlds of design, media, fashion, and spectatorship. Cultivating educational partnerships and commissions with dance and art institutions internationally, Sidra Bell Dance NY is on the forefront of the next generation of great artists.
ABOUT SIDRA BELL
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.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK (the company) 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 inNew 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, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 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).