SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK
Sidra Bell Dance New York, is a boutique company of prolific movement artists based in New York City that presents innovative, kinetic, and provocative dance theater works. It has continually presented progressive, highly designed, cinematic, glamorous, and elaborate full scale productions to sold-out New York City audiences. Bell is a sought after voice in contemporary dance with a strong female vision creating works that ignite the imagination and explore the complexities of the human condition. She excavates the psyche and themes that are life affirming. The repertoire is unusual, haunting, emotionally transporting, complex, articulate, sensual, and highly physical. The work has become known for atmospheric, unconventional, spectacular, and forward-looking quality that push past dance’s traditional vocabulary, venues, and boundaries. The vocabulary is elegant, fantastical, tonal, and darkly romantic with original themes and larger than life characters. The choreographer enjoys material that is highly textural and graphic. She plays with and mines the natural and unnatural worlds as well as synthetic and organic tones. As a community minded organization SBDNY works closely with its audiences, students, and supporters through engagement activities, internships, and mentorships. The work synthesizes the worlds of design, media, fashion, and spectatorship through creative partnerships with artists of all kinds. SBDNY offers a comprehensive curriculum in contemporary dance practice and thought. With educational partnerships and commissions from the most prestigious institutions for dance and theater in the country and around the world the company is on the forefront of engaging and cultivating the next generation of artists.
About Sidra Bell
Sidra Bell (Artistic Director), is currently 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 Conservatory of Dance.
Ms. Bell has won several awards, notably a prestigious 1st Prize for Choreography at the Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Her critically acclaimed choreography and company has been seen throughout the United States and in Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil and Greece. Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.) was lauded in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's 2010 Best in Dance for ReVUE, and in the 2012 Year in Review in ArtsATL’s notable performances for Nudity.