Ian Spencer Bell

Ian Spencer Bell

 

Ian Spencer Bell has been dancing his own work since 2001, when he was awarded a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for a site-specific, drive-in dance performance. In 2003, he choreographed and danced a solo under the guidance of David Parsons at Atlantic Center for the Arts. That same year, he premiered his work in New York City at the National Arts Club. The New York Times called his subsequent performances “wildcard” and the Village Voice described him as “promising” and “stealthy as a nocturnal feline.” More recently, in 2009, Bell was a choreographic fellow at Summer Stages Dance and, in 2010, gave a solo show for David Parker’s WET series. In July of 2012, he danced a solo from his new work, Socket, which The New York Times called “strangely beautiful,” on the Inside/Out stage at Jacob’s Pillow. Bell has taught for American Ballet Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, and New York City Center. His essays on dance have been published in Ballet Review and Zen Notes. He is artist in residence at the Nightingale-Bamford School.

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