Sidra Bell Dance New York launches its annual New York City Season June 28-July 1, 2018 at New York Live Arts featuring a new work FRICTION with music composed and performed live by Juilliard trained dynamo Alexey Gorokholinsky. FRICTION is paired with 2014’s critically acclaimed garment which premiered in Pittsburgh at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and was named #1 in Contemporary Dance by the Pittsburgh Examiner.
SBDNY has had a banner year of premieres, magazine spreads (including the January 2018 Cover of Dance Magazine), critical acclaim and touring internationally. We return to the premiere New York City venue New York Live Arts for our annual home season with two exciting works. We are launching this critical campaign to support the fees of our acclaimed design team and the production costs of the theater and season. We hope you will take this journey with us and continue to help build sustainability for our progressive and genre-bending work.
About the Works: About F R I C T I O N (new work):
FRICTION is a collaboration between Sidra Bell Dance New York, Juilliard trained electronic composer and clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky and Drama Desk Awards Nominee lighting designer/creative director Amith Chandrashaker. The work navigates resistance, violence, desensitization, and counter culture. We look at the current trajectory of despair and dystopia that permeates our relationship to other bodies. The idea of friction in the physicality, space, and music was prompted by a navigation of disconnection, loneliness, and aimlessness. Through entry points (movement, sound, light, décor) we will create an atmosphere that embraces instability and counter activity.
About garment (Director's Choice, 2014):
garment is a playful jaunt that attempts to rescue the individual by constructing a world that navigates popular zeitgeists. Conceived through materials the work exercises small performance ceremonies to observe identity, appropriation, transfiguration, nonsense, influence, authorship, and reformation.
Thank you for supporting us through Kickstarter over the last 7 years. We could not do it without your ongoing belief in our mission.
Dance Magazine Feature of SBDNY MAY 2018:https://www.dancemagazine.com/sidra-bell-dance-2571403723.html
Risks and challenges
Over the past year Sidra Bell Dance New York's international profile has grown significantly with partnerships developing across the United States and abroad. As we expand our artistic mission yearly, our operating and project costs expand. The organization is growing both fiscally and artistically. The scale of FRICTION and the remounting of garment requires that we actively seek out sources of funding and appeal to our individual giving pool at this critical time. Our strategy over the years has been to combine foundational and presenting support, while creating a family of supporters who respond to the call to give to our artistic vision every year. Your contribution in this campaign will go directly towards the full realization of FRICTION & garment this June/July at New York Live Arts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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