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October 2013 Rewind

SBDNY at Ailey Citigroup Theater
October 19 @ 7:30pm
2013-2014 Season Calendar HERE

Next Up:
Creative Residency at SILO Kirkland Farm
Nov 4-8

Visceral Dance Chicago
landings, chasms
New Work
Premiere- Nov 21
Harris Theater Chicago

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company
Under Your Skin
New Work with music by Dennis Bell
Premiere- Nov 7-8
Wortham Theater Houston

New work
Premiere- Oct 26-27
KUNST-STOFF Arts San Francisco

University of Massachusetts/Five College Dance Department
at the bazaar
New Work
Premiere- Nov-Dec 2013
Amherst, MA

Harvard Dance Company
New Work
Premiere- Dec 2013
Cambridge, MA

October 2-3
Kelly Strayhorn Theater Presents
Pittsburgh, PA

October 12 & 16
Visceral Dance Center Presents
Chicago, IL

October 24
Houston Metropolitan Dance Center Presents
Houston, TX


(a feature film)
TEST continues to travel the festival circuit gaining rave reviews and awards.
Recent screenings have included Polarifest (Austin, TX), Out on Film (Atlanta), Tapei Golden Horse Festival (Taiwan), Frameline37 (San Francisco), Outfest (Los Angeles), Seattle Film Festival and NewFest Lincoln Center (NYC). The film will be debuted internationally in 2014. Stay tuned!
For more information on the film
Director-Chris Mason Johnson
Choreographer- Sidra Bell

University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
Sophomore Project in Coaching & Performance
Directed by Sidra Bell (Master Lecturer). Co-direction by associate director Alexandra Johnson
"The Goat Farm Arts Center & glo announce season two of Tanz Farm, a series of performances, shops, & collaborative experiments emphasizing interaction and place. Highlights in the second season include the extraordinary physical language of Sidra Bell Dance New York"
Atlanta INtown

"Bell began choreographing professionally at 22, and by now, at the age of 34, has accomplished many of the early career goals she set for herself. These include winning 1st prize at the Solo Danz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in 2011, international engagements for her "boutique" dance company in New York, teaching positions at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia and Barnard College, and choreographic commissions from such organizations as LINES Ballet in San Francisco, the Juilliard School, Dance Theater Workshop, Robert Moses' KIN, and the Stella Adler School of Acting. Her latest coup was the choreographer's job on a feature film, Test, the story of a dance company in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis. Still, she says she feels she is, "almost at the beginning.""
Two to Watch- The Dance Dish Houston

"One of the strongest entries in this year's festival is Chris Mason Johnson's film "TEST." The movie offers a detailed look at the inner working of a small dance company, and Sidra Bell's choreography illustrates the theme of eroticized danger without going overboard."
New York Times

"The choreography in TEST is by New York-based choreographer Sidra Bell, whose company performed at the Goat Farm Arts Center's contemporary dance season Tanz Farm last December, and will visit this year again from December 12-15."
Top 5 Critic's Picks- Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Banner photography:
by David Flores (2013)

Artist portrait:
by Genna Baroni (2013)