Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland

Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland

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French Culture Institute: In Conversation with SBB
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I’m originally from a neighborhood and a city that values new walls (buildings) over old. NYC has a habit of building over buildings. As a child I was surrounded by graffiti and open lots that were commandeered by the community and transformed into gardens and that is what got my juices flowing, what if I could transform a wall’s identity. If I could repurpose it for a conversation about space and place, how exciting a physical and linguistic discussion we could be having. Not a wall that separates but one that welcomes; one that showcases the people who came to our shores and those who are still trying.
— Stefanie Batten Bland, in conversation with French Culture Institute
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Gus Solomons Jr. Reviews 'Welcome'
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Judging by the intriguingly dark tone of the dance, which sustains its dramatic tension throughout, “Welcome” (written in five languages in the program) is an ironic comment on our contemporary condition — socially, culturally, and politically. It’s definitely a work that speaks metaphoric “truth” to our current “alternative reality.”
— Gus Solomons Jr. on "Welcome" at La Mama 2017
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