Sidra Bell Dance New York

May 17, 7:30 pm9:00 pm EDT

$25 – $35


World Premiere

May 16-18, 2024
The Theater 
7:30 PM ET

General Admission: $25-$35 + $2 fee
Groups 10+: $22.50 + fee
(contact for purchasing options)

Sidra Bell Dance New York and acclaimed saxophonist, composer, and arranger Immanuel Wilkins began work on COMMUNION in November 2020 at the height of the pandemic as a work-in-progress during a residency at the 92nd Street Y. The result is a pure dance display of the joy and ecstatic spontaneity through improvisational modalities that Wilkins’s contemplative and rich composition evokes. COMMUNION was born out of research prompted by Bell’s personal navigation of disconnection, loneliness, and aimlessness through traveling.  With a poetic structure that’s based in imagery and sensation, the work examines the current trajectory of despair and dystopia that permeates the way that we connect with other bodies. Audiences will be challenged to consider hierarchical notions of performance while experiencing hybrid forms of movement set against a wild mixture of textures and sound.  The work features lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker.

About Sidra Bell

Sidra Bell Dance New York is an internationally recognized boutique brand of prolific movement illustrators based in New York City that presents and fosters a canon of innovative and progressive dance theater programming in realms of ideas, environs and (im)possibilities. Learn more

Photo: Mio Ishikawa by Umi Akiyoshi