ARCOS will present a satellite project of internationally recognized artist Sidra Bell’s award-winning M.O.D.U.L.E. (Movement Observed During Unique Laboratory Experiments). MODULE is a movement laboratory for advanced and professional artists that focuses on creative communities, dialogue, and physical research.

ARCOS director Erica Gionfriddos recent artistic inquiries have been greatly shaped by Sidras unique fusion of physical and intellectual rigor. This workshop is a result of their recent dialogue about bringing Sidras mode of movement investigation to mid-career dance artists who frequently find their priorities evolving. How do we allow our practice to develop as we mature? What tools might better serve us as we find new relationships to our bodies, our art form, and our communities? We will explore these questions together in the studio.

DATES + TIME:  11am–3pm, January 16–19, 2020

LOCATION:  Bravo at Balance Dance Studios

APPLICATIONS: Open October 15

LEVEL:  Advanced / Professional


Priority will be given to applicants with an active independent or freelance career who are not currently enrolled in a university-level dance program or training equivalent. Students over 18 demonstrating an advanced or professional practice are encouraged to apply and will be accepted as space allows.


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Join dance artists from across the country in Austin, Texas to immerse yourself in technical exploration, deeply investigate your personal voice as performer and creator, and forge connections with emerging and established professionals, in and out of the studio.



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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division
of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.