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DUEL: (public vs private) 2 weeks, 2 works with Sidra Bell Dance New York 2012 NYC Season @ Baruch Performing Arts Center

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DUEL: (public vs private)2 weeks, 2 works
with Sidra Bell Dance New York
2012 NYC Season @ Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.), a boutique company based in NYC that presents innovative and provocative dance theater works, is launching its first two week engagement in New York City. 2011-2012 is the most adventurous and exciting season in our ten year history. We are proud to have continually presented progressive, high fashion, cinematic, glamorous, and elaborate full scale productions to sold-out New York City audiences since 2001. Our 2012 season will showcase two programs that reflect Bell's ability to create work that defies boundaries and invites its spectators into a breathtaking experience. Season Preview!

Our newest work STELLA (Program A) is already garnering considerable buzz in the blogosphere as an "important, intelligent" work (NYC Dance Stuff, 2011).  Critic Darrell Wood writes- "Bell is a product of the 21st Century. She is exploring uncharted territories. With the passing of so many of our dance luminaries, the past revolutionaries of dance, new presences will emerge, who will reshape the landscape of dance, imprint a new face upon the scope of what is movement. I believe Bell belongs in this group." DUEL also features the return of the critically acclaimed ReVUE (2010 Best in Dance, Pittsburgh Post Gazette). Critic Jane Vranish writes- "It was a REVUE unlike any other, a blend of vaudeville, Fellini, and Cirque du Soleil. Bell proved that she had her finger on the future of dance where ballet and hip-hop coexist on the same plane."

Join us in our campaign and help us move into 2012 as we celebrate 10 years! Your tax deductible donation will directly support:

  • dancers
  • costumes
  • lighting design
  • production costs
  • rehearsal space
  • documentation

We thank you for your generous support and hope that you will join us during the season performances. In addition to our two exciting programs our Kickstarter rewards offer you many opportunities to engage with the artists of Sidra Bell Dance New York through open rehearsals, sneak peaks, and receptions. For more on our rewards- Visit.  For more info on the two programs read on or visit: Baruch Performing Arts Center (NYC or call (646) 312-5073.

Program Description:
STELLA- a series of miniature manifestos (PROGRAM A)

March 22-25. Thur-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 7pm
2012 (World Premier, Baruch Performing Arts Center)
Bell's latest work, STELLA, is an epitaph that deals with observations of the self, private space, nihilism, consumerism, existence, importance, participation, voyeurism, and egomania. The piece challenges the eye of performance, its lens, how we perceive it, consume it, and create the ever important "I". In a series of physical statements that seem to have little importance in our accepted frameworks, we see how remarkable and unremarkable our humanity can be while continuing the futile effort to leave a permanent mark and imprint. While creating a kind randomness and leaving much to chance and play, Bell aims for a simplicity that can bring us back to pure enjoyment, a kind of guessing game like chess, and a little bit of madness. Enjoy the show…

STELLA is being created with support from New York Live Arts Studio Series and the Inception to Exhibition Space Grant.

ReVUE (PROGRAM B)
March 29-April 1 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
2010 (World Premier- Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA)
The thirteen sketches of ReVUE range in mood from ribald and humorous to melancholic and haunting. Bell's anthemic full-length looks at aspects of beauty both extravagant and violent as well as the masculine gaze and the need to belong. Bell examines the framing of the form and the brutality of its imaging in contemporary culture. This fantastical and subtly spectacular work takes viewers through a dreamscape of personas that are simultaneously glamorous, destroyed, endangered, grotesque, and heroic. Bell used words as the driving force from which the performers' fantasies departed. The audience is led into a world of jockeys, ring leaders, cigarette ads, sad clowns, detached omniscient symbols, conjoined twins and many more. The landscape is a house of mirrors, a house of horrors, and a house of cards falling down. All the world is a stage...

ReVUE was created with support from the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater Next Stage Artist Residency and the Duo Theatre Residency.

Collaborators:
Performers: Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz, Alexandra Johnson, Lavinia Anna Maria Vago
Guests Artists: Daniel Oliver, Leslie Hubilla, Rachel Patrice Fallon, Mikel Morado
Lighting Design: Amith Chandrashakar
Costume Design: Erin Schultz
Photography: Jubal Battisti
Film: Dakota Scott
Creative Image Consultants: Dakota Scott & Mondo MoralesFilmography: Alex Popov
Graphic Design: Claudette Bell
www.sidrabelldanceny.org
Think.Play.Feel.Experience.

Cover Image- Dancer: Austin Diaz, Photography: Jubal Battisti
Creative Image Director: Mondo Morales, Graphic Design: Claudette Bell

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    PARTICIPATE! Think.Play.Feel.Experience.
    One day, two-hour workshop with Artistic Director, Sidra Bell. Bell's unique approach emphasizes a high degree of physicality encouraging artists of all backgrounds and levels to execute movement with intention, play, curiosity, calm, empathy, ease, and focus. Learn and create with the company's process! (Date TBA)

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    PARTY and PLAY!
    One ticket to Sidra Bell Dance New York's spring fundraiser (March 5, 2012) or a two-day workshop with Artistic Director Sidra Bell (Date TBA). Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres, dancing, and excerpts or enjoy two days of movement and exploration.

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    PROCESS! Invitation to an open studio rehearsal or workshop/party package. Meet and greet the artists and collaborators. Sneak peak of the works in progress for our upcoming season in an informal setting. See the dancers behind the scenes in the creative process. Or choose to attend both a two-day workshop plus the benefit party.

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    PREVIEW! Invitation to a technical rehearsal as well as one ticket to an actual performance. See the process of how an SBDNY show is put together from a technical prospective, the behind the scenes action, and the company as it puts the final and most important touches on its work. Then observe how all of the technical work is manifested in an actual performance!

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    PRE-SHOW! Invitation pre-performance patrons reception during the season, your name listed in the season program, and one ticket to the performance. Mingle with the artists and friends over cocktails.

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    PERSONA! Autographed copy of the book PERSONA, invitation to pre-performance reception, your name listed in the season program, and two tickets to the performance. PERSONA is an 80 page photo book featuring Sidra Bell Dance New York in the work of up and coming photographer Jubal Battisti. Battisti and Bell have collaborated on this beautiful, unique collection of photographs that feature the works of the company.

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    PRIME! Autographed copy of the book PERSONA, invitation to pre-performance reception, a one of kind print of never before seen costume designs from SBDNY shows, your name listed in the season program, and two tickets to an opening night.

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    PRESTIGE! Autographed copy of the book PERSONA, invitation to pre-performance reception, a one of kind print of never before seen costume designs from SBDNY shows, your name listed in the season program, invitation to benefit party, and two tickets to an opening night.

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