SIDRA BELL, Artistic Director of Sidra Bell Dance New York, is
currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts
(Philadelphia), was Adjunct Professor at Barnard College
(Columbia University), and has a degree in history from Yale
University, and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College
Conservatory of Dance. She was awarded a 1st Place Award for
Choreography from the Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart,
Germany (2011) for the solo Grief Point. Her critically acclaimed
company and work has been seen throughout the United States
and internationally in Denmark, France, Austria, Germany, China,
Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. The Company was
lauded in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's 2010 Best in Dance for
the evening length work ReVUE. Bell has received many
commissions for new work from internationally renowned
companies and institutions around the world. Most recently she
was commissioned as the lead choreographer for a feature film
TEST directed by Chris Mason Johnson and shot on location in
San Francisco (release-2013). She is a sought after master
teacher and was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine (2012).
She has taught her unique creative practice of movement,
improvisation, and technique entitled Contemporary Systems-an
interior & material approach at major institutions for dance and
theater throughout Canada, Europe, South America, and the
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Sidra's most recent accomplishment:
"In March 2011 the 15th Annual Internationales Solo-Tanz- Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany awarded First Prize for Choreography to Sidra Bell, of the United States, for the solo Grief Point. Dancer Moo Kim from Korea was awarded First Prize for Performance in Grief Point. The solo will tour Germany in November 2011 and have its South American debut in Brazil in April."
Check out the article on Sidra in June's Dance Teacher Magazine!.
Learn more about Sidra's award and watch the solo below.
Grief Point. (A Work by Sidra Bell) from Sidra Bell Dance New York on Vimeo.