“Sandy Silva was wonderful during the McKnight International Residency in Minneapolis. She shared her practice with a variety of communities and adapted to each group beautifully. Over the course of four weeks she worked with young actors on the use of their voices, challenged professional dancers with body percussion and rhythms, shared songs with recent immigrants and processed in city and county parks with a wide array of community members. Her artistry engages the body, mind and spirit.” – Dana Kassel, Program Director – McKnight Choreography Fellowship

“Finally, there is the most modest work of the entire program “Kino Tańca Online, vol 1 – Izolacja”: ie Home (dir. Marlene Millar). I am glad that it was chosen because it belongs to the projects that can often be overlooked, due to the rush of the world demanding more and more attractive, varied and rapidly changing forms in its film (as well as musical, theater and dance) manifestations. Here we have something completely different – one of the pioneers of dance, Sandy Silva, shows us that you don’t always need a band, costume, hall or lights. It shows us that we have everything we need with us, and “Home” is nothing but tangible proof of it. Here the choreographer’s body becomes a musical instrument. It’s such a quiet job, just a dancer walking down a small empty street, singing quietly, her shoes tapping on the concrete, and snapping her fingers sets an additional rhythm … Nothing happens, but something is happening. A song is being created in front of our eyes.” – Strona Tanca, October 2021

“the spirit-shocking presence of percussive step-dancer, Sandy Silva … merged the ensemble effortlessly, with a range of elastine set pieces that dizzied the audience … she reminded us that this music is made for dancing.” – The Irish Times

“… people hold their breath each time Sandy Silva appears … she burns the floor” – Le Soleil , Québéc City

“… a gem of a show that is at once intimate, intense and joyful.” – La Presse , Montreal, Que

“… original and ultra-musical performer with cool authority and original ideas.” – Seattle Times

“… with her body as an instrument she makes the audience shout with joy.” – Sweden Press

“… marvelously inventive …” – Irish Echo, New York City

“Finding pure joy in her own rhythms, Silva builds her sounds delicately in silence. Thenthey explode in rapturous partnership with live tango music as she lies on her stomach on a spinning stool, still tapping and clapping out the gift of life.” – The Montreal Gazette

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