Join us as visiting guest artist Sidra Bell teaches a couple of movement classes at TU Dance Center. CONTEMPORARY SYSTEMS-an interior & material approach to movement encourages provocative thought and an immersive approach to the subject matter of the body. Sidra’s work demands a high degree of physicality and input from the dancers, encouraging them to execute movement with intention, curiosity, and empathy. This classes are for Intermediate/Advanced Level.
Saturday, September 30 | 2:00-3:30pm
Monday, October 2 | 9:30-11:00am
Cost: $20 (Saturday), $16 (Monday, class cards accepted with addition $4 fee)
Online pre-registration suggested
Sidra Bell is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, an Adjunct Professor at Ball State University in Indiana, was artist in residence at Harvard University, and was an Adjunct Professor at Barnard College in New York City. She has a BA in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Bell has won several awards, notably a 1st Prize for Choreography at the Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in 2011 for Grief Point and a 2015 National Dance Project Production Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been seen throughout the United States and in Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovenia, Sweden, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece.
Bell has received many commissions from institutions and companies internationally and created over 100 new works notably for BODYTRAFFIC, Ailey II, The Juilliard School, Harvard University, Boston Conservatory, River North Dance Chicago, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Austin, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet School, LEVYdance, Robert Moses’ KIN, METdance, Visceral Dance Chicago, Springboard Danse Montréal, Uppercut Dansteater (Denmark), and Motto Dans Kolectif (Turkey) to name a few.
Bell is a sought after master teacher and her alternative pedagogy, Contemporary Systems-an interior & material approach was featured in Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine and Dance Studio Life Magazine. She has taught her unique creative practice at major institutions for dance and theater throughout Canada, Europe, South America, and the United States. She is the Creative Director of MODULE a New York City based immersive laboratory for movement and theater artists.
Photo by Philip Habib