Sidra Bell Dance New York, is a boutique brand of prolific movement illustrators based in New York City that presents and fosters innovative and progressive dance theater.
Sidra Bell Dance New York
Company Artists: Sebastian Abarbanell, Tushrik Fredericks, Misa Kinno Lucyshyn, Madison Wada, Leal Zielińska
April 27th -29th
Students with ID $15
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MÖNSTER OUTSIDE (Special Work in Progress Preview)
Per Störby (Composer), Featuring New Tide Orquesta (Sweden)
Made possible by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (World Premiere- November 17-19, 2017)
Made possible by lead funding from New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project Production Award and NDP Production Residency.
In MÖNSTER OUTSIDE (EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW), Sidra Bell Dance New York has joined forces with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby and his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta and Sweden's Visual Relief (projection mapping), to develop a flexibly voyeuristic discourse about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. The world premiere will be November 17-18, 2017 in New Orleans. The work is in a shared bill with Bell's critically acclaimed 2015 work Unidentifiable; Bodies (2015).
Unidentifiable; Bodies (Director's Choice)
World Premiere- Baruch Performing Arts Center (2015)
Unidentifiable; Bodies is a beating heart and is the third in a trilogy of works, that deal with identity, intimacy, and existence. It amplifies Bell's high voltage movement language and navigates terrain that is fragile, preternatural, and ephemeral. Bell mirrors and physically orchestrates universal systems like stars colliding and matter exploding to reproduce emergent forms in the body. The work moves past cultural signifiers and arbitrary assignments to reclaim the body's essentialism, universality, and a sense of otherness. It looks at the theater of the body, phenomenon, and its mysterious syndromes. Bell explores relativity and duration to create a superreal landscape of images that offer multiple viewing experiences. emergent bodies burning brightly...
World Premiere- 2015, Baruch Performing Arts Center (New York, NY)
Production, Lighting, & Décor by Amith Chandrashaker
"The effect is both androgynous and sexual, anonymous and exposing, which reflects a movement vocabulary that is simultaneously beastly and made mechanical through precision and repetition, executed with an energy that almost seems inhuman in its sustained exertion. The effort is relentless, and they do it with conviction and prowess.”- Irene Hsiao of SF Weekly
MÖNSTER OUTSIDE (World Premiere- November 2017) from Sidra Bell Dance New York on Vimeo.