During the residency at University Settlement - Company SBB will be rehearsing a new work titled Bienvenue.
Bienvenue is an interdisciplinary, immersive performance that examines the willingness to welcome and share space with incoming immigrants to the United States. It also delves into the paranoia of terror and competition that is currently influencing our citizenry to prohibit access to our borders. Bienvenue has been commissioned by La MaMa Moves and will premiere there in May 2017.
Stefanie Batten Bland plans to connect more deeply to University Settlement's Early Childhood Programs (she is already the parent of one of our preschool students). Throughout her residency, she will deepen her interactions with teachers and parents, most of whom are either first- or second-generation immigrants. She will lead workshops that will culminate in a community-produced open house festival in early spring
For more info universitysettlement.org
Stefanie Batten Bland has been selected by the Jerome Robbins Foundation to receive the coveted 2016 Jerome Robbins Award alongside Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers.
This award will be officially presented at an invitation-only performance event to be held at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
During the ceremony Company SBB and Burnt Sugar Arkestra will perform an excerpt from Patient(ce).
Patient(ce) - a physical Requiem
An evening-length, interdisciplinary work inspired by father-daughter conversations between choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland and controversial composer and filmmaker Ed Bland and featuring the futuristic jazz ensemble Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber and a visual installation by Alaric Hahn.
For more info newjerseystage.com
Stefanie Batten Bland will be teaching at Steps on Broadway in June and July.
6/20 STEPS Creative Tools 5p
6/30 STEPS Contemporary Class 12p-1:30p
7/5 STEPS Contemporary Class 12p-1:30p
7/7 STEPS Contemporary Class 12p-1:30p
For more info: stepsnyc.com
Choreographic artist Stefanie Batten Bland will perform Germe, an Installation performance while in residence at Wayne State University with students from the Theater and Dance Department. Germe, with long random tendrils, exists to redefine borders in the present tense. Audience members are encouraged to interact with performers and the kinetic sculptures creating a live viral space of their own making alongside the performative installation.
Performance of Germe by Stefanie Batten Bland
Study with Shen Wei Dance Arts and Stefanie Batten Bland at Dancewave's Advanced Summer Dance Intensive, featuring a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for dancers wishing to learn repertory from the masters themselves! Classes will be held in beautiful dance studios on Governors Island that overlook the Hudson River.