Sidra Bell Dance New York: Highlights Program Shows Company in its Best Light [REVIEW]

By Steve Sucato for CriticalDance.org In celebration of Sidra Bell Dance New York’s 20th Anniversary Season, company Founder/Artistic Director/Choreographer Sidra Bell put together a program of eleven excerpts from her works for the company since its founding in 2001. The highlights show, dubbed IN|REP, presented by Mutual Dance Theatre, strung together those excerpts without pause or intermission to create a finely curated, deep dive into Bell’s … Continue reading Sidra Bell Dance New York: Highlights Program Shows Company in its Best Light [REVIEW]

A rising-star choreographer world-premieres her latest at Pittsburgh’s Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

By Steve Sucato When choreographer Sidra Bell began work on garment during a residency at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater last July, she thought it would take one of two directions: romantic or violent. It took neither. Instead, she focused on the idea of “being in one’s own skin” and how we wear that like clothing. On March 7 and 8, the Kelly-Strayhorn presents the world premiere of garment, … Continue reading A rising-star choreographer world-premieres her latest at Pittsburgh’s Kelly-Strayhorn Theater