La Mama Umbria: International Symposium for Directors
STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND
Cross Pollination: An approach to dance-theatre
This workshop will explore and increase creativity for makers looking to frame and support alternative productions. Theatre training generates creative ways of being for dancers. Movement exercises liberate actors, allowing a dynamic decision making both physically and vocally. This workshop enables action and reaction to learnt and improvised material. Participants will leave with concrete scenic tools and articulate theories to address social and communal issues within work and explore their skills and limits.
Company SBB will be performing 'Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك' at Spoleto Festival 2018 in Umbria, Italy!
MOVEMENT INVENTION PROJECT® (MIP®) is a unique summer dance intensive in New York City for advanced dancers. Dancers work with an extraordinary faculty of teachers, choreographers, and mentors in a project that encourages risk-taking, creativity, and the development of improvisational skills in a supportive environment,
preparing the dancer to work in collaboration with today's choreographers.
The program includes ballet, improvisation workshops, and the exploration of the creative process.
Dance/NYC Symposium 2018
Dance and Climate Change
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Studio M, Capacity: 150
This session how dance artists are addressing climate change and environmental justice through art and activism.
- Trellis Stepter, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation
- Davalois Fearon, Founder & Artistic Director, Davalois Fearon Dances
- Jill Sigman, Choreographer and Founder, jill sigman/thinkdance
- Jody Sperling, Artistic Director, Time Lapse Dance
- Lynn Neuman, Director Artichoke Dance Company, Regional Partner of Global Water Dances
- Stefanie Batten Bland, Choreographraphic Artist and Artistic Director, Company Stephanie Batten Bland
Join Stefanie for class at The Playground NYC!
12/18 & 12/19
10 AM - 12 PM
$5 flat rate | first come, first serve
Join us for Dance Appreciation Day at Rutgers University, where we will celebrate with a Work in Progress Showing of 'Monuments.'
Come see SBB's Work in Progress, 'Embarked,' at beautiful Martha's Vineyard!
Photo credit: Michael Kerschner
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