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Stefanie Batten Bland

 
Bio:
Stefanie Batten Bland, is an interdisciplinary global artist who interrogates contemporary and historical culture. She situates her work at the intersection of dance-theatre and installation. 2020 commissioned artist by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Duke Performances, Oxford University, and 2019 fellow ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stefanie Batten Bland, is an interdisciplinary global artist who interrogates contemporary and historical culture. She situates her work at the intersection of dance-theatre and installation. 2020 commissioned artist by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Duke Performances, Oxford University, and 2019 fellow ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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Stefanie Batten Bland Biography

Stefanie Batten Bland, is an interdisciplinary global artist who interrogates contemporary and historical culture. She situates her work at the intersection of dance-theatre and installation. 2020 commissioned artist by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Duke Performances, Oxford University, and 2019 fellow at Center for Ballet Arts at NYU, Batten Bland is also currently a choreographer for American Ballet Theatre's inaugural Women's Movement Initiative.

She created Company SBB in Paris in 2008 and established it in New York City in 2011, when she was in residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center and began her current residence at University Settlement. Regularly produced by LaMama Experimental Theater, she premiered her latest live work "Look Who's Coming To Dinner" at LaMama in fall 2019 for FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival.

COVID commissions include: virtual global performance EU Day for the European Union at the United Nations, distanced films for Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, ABT at Duke, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim, panel discussions include Dance Data Project, Black Stories, and Corps de Ballet USA.
Live commissions: Baryshnikov Arts Center, Ailey II, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Gina Gibney Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Singapore Frontier Danceland, Spoleto Festival Italy, and The American Center for Art & Culture in Paris.
Commercial credits: Movement director for Eve’s Song" at the Public Theater (Forbes 2018 Best Theatre) and is currently Casting Creative & Movement Director for the 2021 immersive production Life & Trust by Emursive. SBB also directs dance cinema films that play internationally.
Publication Features: The New York Times, Dance Europe, Brooklyn Rail, Marie Claire, TV 5 Monde and Dance Teacher Magazine among others.

SBB received her MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College, is Assistant Professor at Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and lives in SoHo with her family.




Stefanie Batten Bland News

Weston Theater Company Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL Free Performances Touring Vermont Photo Weston Theater Company Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL Free Performances Touring Vermont
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Weston Theater Company announces its 2022 Young Company production: SHREK THE MUSICAL, playing June 22 – July 10 and touring venues throughout central and southern Vermont.  

US Premiere of Ivo van Hove's A LITTLE LIFE & More Announced for BAM's Next Wave Fest Photo US Premiere of Ivo van Hove's A LITTLE LIFE & More Announced for BAM's Next Wave Festival 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

BAM has announced its 2022 Next Wave Festival, where some of the world’s most fascinating artists—both celebrated favorites and new faces—come together to lead audiences on a creative odyssey through performance.

Ballet Hispánico Announces Washington, D.C. Premiere Of DONA PERON Photo Ballet Hispánico Announces Washington, D.C. Premiere Of DONA PERON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Ballet Hispánico has announced the Washington, D.C. premiere of Doña Perón at the Kennedy Center, November 30 - December 3, 2022, Wed - Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm.

Celebrity Series Of Boston Announces 2022/23 Season Photo Celebrity Series Of Boston Announces 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

The Celebrity Series of Boston announces its 2022/23 season today, marking 84 years of bringing touring and local performing artists to Boston.

Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine Presents An Organ, Violin And Dance Ensemble Perfo Photo Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine Presents An Organ, Violin And Dance Ensemble Performance, April 26
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine's Great Music in a Great Space concert series presents a performance by Organ Scholar Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie, Minster of Music at The Brick Presbyterian Church Raymond Nagem, violinist Monica Davis, and Ensemble 1047 Dance Collective—featuring Chase Buntrock, Runako Campbell, Mio Ishikawa, and Kevin Pajarillaga—on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

Dance/NYC Announces Dance Advancement Fund 2022â€"2023 Grantees Photo Dance/NYC Announces Dance Advancement Fund 2022â€"2023 Grantees
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

The service organization Dance/NYC has announced the 37 recipients and 8 runner ups of the 2022–2023 Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the generous support of the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the funding initiative is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field and advance its resilience and thriving by supporting dance making organizations and groups with budgets between $10,000 and $500,000.

Stefanie Batten Bland To Present World Premiere Of EMBARQUED: STORIES OF SOIL THIS SP Photo Stefanie Batten Bland To Present World Premiere Of EMBARQUED: STORIES OF SOIL THIS SPRING
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2022

Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland will present the world premiere of Embarqued: Stories of Soil, an installation-based dance-theatre work that interrogates existing relationships to memorials, at Duke Performances in Durham, NC, April 15–16, 2022.

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2022 Season Photo Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

Baryshnikov Arts Center has announced the Spring 2022 season of dance, music, and film presented in BAC’s performance spaces and on BAC’s streaming platform, February 7–May 21. BAC Digital Commissions are free and available to watch on demand.

PEAK Performances to Present Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland's LOOK WHO'S COMING Photo PEAK Performances to Present Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland's LOOK WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

PEAK Performances will present Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland’s dance-theater work Look Who’s Coming to Dinner, November 4-7 at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater.

Nominees For The 2021 Bessie Awards Announced Photo Nominees For The 2021 Bessie Awards Announced
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021

Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, Outstanding Visual Design, and Outstanding Breakout Choreographer/

Stefanie Batten Bland Videos

VIDEO: ABT Announces Women's Movement Gala VideoVIDEO: ABT Announces Women's Movement Gala
by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2018

American Ballet Theatre announced the formation of the ABT Women's Movement, a multi-year initiative to support the creation, exploration and staging of new works by female choreographers for ABT and the ABT Studio Company.  The initiative was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.