Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland
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Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك

Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك, a collaboration between Stefanie Batten Bland, visual artist Benjamin Heller and composer Paul Damian Hogan, examines our willingness to embrace and share space with others. Countering the present political climate in which walls have become synonymous with barriers that separate people and places, Welcome considers the graffiti-decorated walls of cities as communal canvases that express the past and present of its neighborhood people. A mural of paintings created by Pre K children and their parents, becomes an integral part of the dance. Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك is global as it is local -- exploring the paranoia of terror and competition that is currently influencing our citizenry in neighborhood re-zoning efforts, gentrification, and boarder prevention. 
 

50 minutes 5 dancers
Music: Paul Damian Hogan
Environment: Benjamin Heller