Above and Beyond Dance was founded by Chriselle Tidrick in 2007 to explore the nearly limitless potential in the fusion of dance and circus arts work– a blend which creates possibilities that go far beyond the traditional spectacle of circus and which expands upon the choreographic possibilities of dance. The company has successfully presented three seasons of circus-infused dance: RAW (2011) at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center; Ascendance (2009) at The Flea Theater; and Seeking (2008) at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.
The company has also appeared at venues including: Output Club, Brooklyn (Raw Artists Showcase); Streb Lab for Action Mechanics; NYC Aerial Dance Festival 2011 (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center & MMAC); Dixon Place; Galapagos ArtSpace; NYC Aerial Dance Festival 2010 (JCC Theater); Sky Box; Brooklyn Arts eXchange; La Mama Moves 2009 Festival; WaxWorks; the Zipper Theater; and the Belt Theater. Above and Beyond Dance company members and choreography were featured in the BMC Films’ short film, Eastern Winds. Above and Beyond Dance is currently developing Dreamscapes and other Imaginings, its 2014 season which will take place Sept. 19-21 at The Muse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.