In the world of Sidra Bell Dance New York and their new production of STELLA, fantasy often morphs into the grotesque and the grostesque breeds fantasy. The androgenous dancers spew a highly kinetic and gestural movement language, with their capable bodies and at times overtly cirque-like prowess, at warp speed to a beat I hoped the DJ wouldn’t stop. The jaw-dropping solos and duets reminiscent of the famous ‘walks’ at a vogue ball (aka Paris is Burning), stunning ballet technique (there were fouettes!), the ecstasy of all-night clubbing felt through the 4th wall, and the dread of the inevitable morning or end to the show (that is a sad reality of all performers) came together in a seemingly unreal and jam-packed hour of dance.
Dd has one ticket for this Sunday 3/25 to GIVEAWAY! (Don’t despair if you can’t make it, we just might have another giveaway for next week’s ReVUE)
TO ENTER: Comment on this post by midnight on Friday 3/23 with your answer to this question: to vogue or not to vogue? The winner will be announced on Saturday!
If you can’t make either–maybe you are one of our readers living outside the NY metro area–you can live stream the show for $15 on 3/24, 3/25, 3/29, and 4/1 through the SBDNY website!