The Georgia Straight

Some choreographers strive to create abstract art on-stage; others tell a story. But rising choreographer Sidra Bell conjures strange new worlds, melding movement with characters and an immersive soundtrack she always edits herself.
She did it when she brought her first work here, Nudity, to the Chutzpah Festival last year, populating the piece with androgynous, black-ponytailed automatons, twitching and posing under stark lighting. And she’ll do it again with Stella and the new garment when she returns, this time to the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Read more: Sidra Bell builds worlds of movement from sound
On now until March 29.
Photo by Mark Simpson

Some choreographers strive to create abstract art on-stage; others tell a story. But rising choreographer Sidra Bell conjures strange new worlds, melding movement with characters and an immersive soundtrack she always edits herself.

She did it when she brought her first work here, Nudity, to the Chutzpah Festival last year, populating the piece with androgynous, black-ponytailed automatons, twitching and posing under stark lighting. And she’ll do it again with Stella and the new garment when she returns, this time to the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

Read more: Sidra Bell builds worlds of movement from sound

On now until March 29.

Photo by Mark Simpson