Ian Spencer Bell

Ian Spencer Bell--dancer, choreographer, poet

Marrow

Solo dance with poems

Length: 25 minutes

Premiere: March 17, 2016, The Center, New York City

Photo: Kyle Froman

Holler

Solo dance with poem

Length: 10 minutes

Premiere: March 11, 2015, Poetry Foundation, Chicago, Illinois

Photo: Eric Brown

Elsewhere

Quartet with silence, poem, and “The Happening" by Diana Ross and the Supremes

Length: 55 minutes

Premiere: March 19, 2014, Martha Graham Studio Theater, New York City

Original Cast: Ian Spencer Bell, Mairéad Filgate, Jenna Liberati, Justin Rivera (understudy), Joshua Tuason

Lighting: Nicholas Houfek

Photo: Kyle Froman

Geography Solos

Six solos with poems

Length: 20 minutes

Premiere: September 1, 2013, Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York

Photo: Nir Arieli

Wallkill

Quartet with silence and poem

Length: 25 minutes

Premiere: November 1, 2013, Doris Duke Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, Massachusetts

Original Cast: Ian Spencer Bell, Mairéad Filgate, Jenna Liberati, Justin Rivera (understudy), Joshua Tuason

Lighting: Nicholas Houfek

Photo: Eric Brown

Socket

Quintet with music, Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen

Length: 47 minutes

Premiere: May 30, 2012, City Center Studios, New York City

Original Cast: Ian Spencer Bell, Nathaniel Darst, Mara Driscoll, Jenna Liberati, Joshua Tuason

Lighting: Nicholas Houfek

Photo: Kyle Froman

Two-Minute Songs

Quintet with music: The Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Camille Saint-Saëns, Joni Mitchell, Felix Mendelssohn, Roy Orbison, J. S. Bach

Length: 16 minutes

Premiere: June 10, 2011, Merce Cunningham Studio, New York City

Original Cast: Ian Spencer Bell, Fiona Brown, Nathaniel Darst, Jenna Liberati, Joshua Tuason

Lighting: Nicholas Houfek

Photo: Taylor Crichton

Split

Quartet to the sound of keys dropping

Length: 12 minutes

Premiere: May 13, 2010, West End Theater, New York City

Original Cast: Ian Spencer Bell, Fiona Brown, Jenna Liberati, Joshua Tuason

Lighting: Nicholas Houfek

Photo: Kyle Froman