Sidra Bell Dance New York
NYC Season 2018
Sidra Bell Dance New York presents a new work, F R I C T I O N (prequel) with longtime collaborator and composer Juilliard trained Alexey Gorokholinsky who will perform live with the company. F R I C T I O N is paired with the critically acclaimed work garment (Director’s Choice) which premiered at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, PA in 2014 and was named #1 in Contemporary Dance by the Pittsburgh Examiner.
F R I C T I O N (prequel) makes its debut alongside garment with new live music by Juilliard trained dynamo Alexey Gorokholinsky.
“bizarre, audacious, voyeuristic” – Dance Magazine 2018
garment (Director’s Choice) is a playful, slightly offensive jaunt that attempts to rescue the individual by constructing a world that navigates popular zeitgeists, cultural rituals and social containers. Conceived through materials the work exercises small performance ceremonies and allows the performers to speak and mask through filters to observe identity, appropriation, political incorrectness, subliminal language, transfiguration, nonsense, influence, authorship, and reformation. you’ll be remembered…###
World Premiere- 2014, Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)
“Named #1 in Contemporary Dance in 2014″ – Pittsburgh Examiner
“The New York choreographer wowed the audience in a thought-provoking piece focused on identity. Her company members were some of the most unique and talented artists I had ever seen, and her choreography exploded with creativity.” – Pittsburgh Examiner
SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK is rapidly gaining an international profile for work that reveals aspects of the human condition through a distinctly female lens. Bell’s creations have been described as, “brainy, exuberant, and audacious.” (San Francisco Chronicle). The work demands both physical power and tender expressiveness from her crack ensemble of “fearless and technically honed dancers” (Vancouver’s Georgia Straight). The Company has performed extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, and South America. It was named “#1 in Contemporary Dance in 2014” by the Pittsburgh Examiner, as one of ArtsATL’s “Notable Dance Performances of 2012”, and in the “Top 10 for Best in Dance in 2010” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell’s process is intuitive, collaborative, and emphasizes the integration of multiple design elements. Her work combines design, media, and fashion creating a singular vision in contemporary dance. SIDRA BELL is a sought after educator and has won several awards. Bell has received many commissions from institutions internationally and has produced over 100 new works. Her work has been seen throughout the United States and in Sweden, Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, Slovenia, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. She was the choreographer on the critically acclaimed and internationally showcased film feature movie TEST. SBDNY has a extensive educational and mentorship program built on MODULE philosophy and works with institutions for dance and theater internationally with a particular emphasis on young artist development. SBDNY was awarded a 2015 National Dance Project Award from New England Foundation for the Arts and was one of 25 inaugural companies to receive a the Dance Advancement Fund Award from Dance/NYC in 2017. Recent features include a spread in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine (2017), a mini book collaboration with fashion photographer Lloyd Stevie, the Best of New Orleans, and the January 2018 cover of Dance Magazine featuring SBDNY artist Leal Zielińska as one of 25 to Watch in 2018 “Breakout Stars of 2018”. The company was featured in director Jovan Todorovic’s latest film as part of MOTIONPOEMS’ 8th Season at Anthology Film Archives.
Approximate runtime: 120 min