March 25 - 26, 2022  /  Aronoff Center for the Arts Jarson-Kaplan Theater

The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series presents

Sidra Bell Dance New York

THE CINCINNATI PREMIERE OF INTERNATIONALLY SOUGHT-AFTER VISIONARY, SIDRA BELL

sought-after across the globe

and the nation, Sidra Bell is one of Modern Dance’s most up-and-coming artists. Mutual Dance Theatre’s Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series is ecstatic to present Ms. Bell and her diverse Company of dance artists for the first time in Cincinnati, Ohio for one weekend only. Described as “hypnotically seductive” and “brilliant and impressive,” Bell’s aesthetic rings of “Pina Bausch, fashion, and Harlem’s ballrooms” in a unique, visionary style that draws in audiences, deeply. Her distinctive, hyperkinetic movement and dramatic brilliance hone-in on the human psyche and questions of identity. Sidra Bell is the first African American woman to be commissioned by the New York City Ballet. Sidra Bell Dance New York will perform IN | REP, an evening of short repertory works of dance theatre works that will leave you feeling and thinking for days to come.

MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE AND THE JEFFERSON JAMES CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATER SERIES PRESENTS SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK / MAR 25-26, '22

ROWAN SALEM

Choreographer, Pulp

HANNAH WILLIAMSON

Choreographer, Variations in a Brainstorm

Ana Hart

Caroline Nymberg

Claire Dieringer

Courtney Ziegelmeyer

Emma Raney

Hannah Williamson

Kiersten Edwards

Stevie Lamblin

Our venue, the Aronoff Center for the Arts, has updated COVID-19 policies.

More COVID information

AS OF MARCH 28, 2022, NEITHER proof of vaccine, negative test, or masks are required.

A CHANCE TO DANCE

Community workshop with Sidra Bell (ALL WELCOME)

Members of the community (NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!) are invited to experience the process and ingenuity of Sidra Bell herself on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11am. Pre-registration is requested.

More information on Masterclasses

Accessibility

ALL OUR 21-22 PERFORMANCE VENUES ARE ADA ACCESSIBLE.

In addition, we offer:

Large print programs
ASL interpretation (see each event for which night)
At the Aronoff: listening devices

More About Accessibility for November Hartwell PerformancesMore About Accessibility for January, March, and June Aronoff Performances

Mutual Dance Theatre: Pulp and Variations in a Brainstorm

NOV 12-20, '21

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The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series presents

PHILADANCO!

JAN 21-22, '22

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The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series presents

Sidra Bell Dance New York

MAR 25-26, '22

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Mutual Dance Theatre: MODERN MIX

JUN 17-18, '22

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2021-2022 SPONSORS

The season is generously supported in part by: donations (big and small) from individuals; the National Endowment for the Arts; The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund of the Greenacres Foundation; the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign; state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC); The Warrington Foundation; Karen Zaugg; Dr. John M. Hall and Dr. Sarah M. Knox; and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy. The presentation of Sidra Bell Dance New York is supported by a National Performance Network (NPN) Artist Engagement Fund, with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information, visit www.npnweb.org. The workshopping of Bakari Lindsay’s work is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts. To support Mutual Dance Theatre’s important work that keeps the genre of Modern Dance in Cincinnati, please visit mutualdance.org/support.