VIDEO: Sidra Bell
Intellect and Physicality
Season 3: Episode 3 | 6:35
For Sidra Bell, all roads led to dance. But the path was anything but direct.
From a journey that began at the age of eight at the Dance Theater of Harlem and included an unlikely, yet critical diversion at Yale University, emerged an important influence who is proving every day that academia and artistry can not only happily co-exist, but come together to create choreography that is at once logical and human.
As a kid, Bell was lucky enough to have to dash from her day at The Spence School on the Upper East Side to dance class at The Ailey School. Turns out, Bell’s broad-based education was lucky for the dance world, too.