Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland is an intercontinental dance-theatre company whose interdisciplinary creations for stages, spaces and films question contemporary and historical cultural symbolism - and the complexities of human relationships.
Based in New York since 2011, Company SBB was founded in France in 2008, where it quickly caught the attention of presenters, fellow artists and audiences with its award-winning choreographic installations, riveting performers and intellectually ambitious creations. The company creates work which aims to impact local and global communities. Company SBB's social and philosophical messages are visceral and accessible to a diverse public, enabling people to embrace emotional content from a place of kinetic empathy. The company is in permanent residence at University Settlement in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is regularly produced by La MaMa Experimental Theater of New York City and is supported by the Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Performance highlights include a 2018 tour to the Spoleto and Lecce Festivals of Italy, 2017 commission by La MaMa Experimental Theatre and The Yard of Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك, an interdisciplinary performance which examines the various definitions of walls and our willingness to share space with others.
The company has been seen throughout the United States at such festivals as the Ringling International Arts Festival, Jacob’s Pillow and Kinderhook, Saratoga… Throughout Europe in internationally renowned theatres and festivals such as Spoleto Italy, Lecce Italy, Prague, Brussels, Montpellier, The Paris Opèra, Festival Avignon Off, Festival Onze Bouge…
Upcoming: Spring 2019 includes a CUNY Dance Initiative Award Season at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, an international tour to Mona Bismarck and Saint Omer in France, and 2019/2020 co-production and tour between The Yard of Martha’s Vineyard and La MaMa Experimental Theatre.
Company SBB has well established humanities and educational programming presented in association with touring works as well as within residency workshops. Physical Perspectives allows students of any discipline, spanning a broad age demographic, to discover their physicality in space and in relationship to Company SBB installation based works. Residencies and workshops have included Alliance Française FIAF, Ithaca College, Cornell University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Jacksonville University, Santa Fe College, Richmond University, Rutgers University, Skidmore College, and Ohio University.
HELP US CREATE
Company SBB//Stefanie Batten Bland is fiscally sponsored by the Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc., a non-profit organization administered by Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc). Pentacle is a non-profit management support organization for the performing arts. Under FIA’s fiscal umbrella, contributions made to Company SBB are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair - Alton Murray
Zelda Dana Akeela Ali Azcuy
John Goldman - Chair 2013-2015
Christian Von Howard
*Emerita Lisa Frigand - Founder and Chair 2011-2013
ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Jana La Sorte Nathalie Matychak Kat Bloomfield
Alain De La Mata
Raphael Kaney Duverger
Matthew Quigley Jennifer Payan
Ryan Rouland Smith Annie Wang Rachel Watson Jih Latra Wilson