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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.

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Baryshnikov Arts Unveils 2024 Spring Residency Artists

Baryshnikov Arts announces its 2024 Spring Residency Artists, providing space and support for creative investigation in all performing arts disciplines.

Legendary Choreographer Fatima Robinson Comes To Chicago For Red Clay Dance Company's LA FEMME DANCE FESTIVAL

Continuing its 15th Season, Red Clay Dance Company has announced the return of its La Femme Dance Festival, March 14-16, 2024, featuring a special opening reception and dance masterclass with legendary three-time Emmy-nominated hip-hop and pop music choreographer Fatima Robinson.

Review: WORKS & PROCESS UNDERGROUND UPTOWN DANCE FESTIVAL at Peter B. Lewis Theater At The Guggenheim Museum

What did our critic think of THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: WORKS & PROCESS UNDERGROUND UPTOWN DANCE FESTIVAL at Peter B. Lewis Theater At The Guggenheim Museum?

Company SBB Announces CONCRETE, An Immersive Theatre Summer Intensive At Montclair State University

Founded by choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland, CONCRETE is a three-week intensive that explores the hyphenated dance genre of physical theatre and how these techniques function inside kinesthetic awareness in immersive theatre settings.

Works & Process Underground Uptown Dance Festival to Present Lloyd Knight And Company Stefanie Batten Bland

Works & Process presents the Underground Uptown Dance Festival, featuring commissioned street and social dances at the Guggenheim and Lincoln Center. Don't miss Lloyd Knight and Company Stefanie Batten Bland's performances.

Works & Process Announces Underground Uptown Dance Festival

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the Underground Uptown Dance Festival, a festival of commissioned street and social dances taking place in the subterranean Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Guggenheim from January 10-16, 2024 and at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on January 12.

Works & Process Unveils Spring 2024 Season Featuring Bartlett Sher-Directed CORRUPTION, Paper Mill's GUN & POWER and More

Works & Process is back with their biggest season yet! Discover the lineup of performances and discussions happening in Spring 2024, including venues and dates. Don't miss out on this unique behind-the-scenes experience in the world of performing arts.

The Chocolate Factory Theater Launches Fall 2023 Season With A DISGUISED WELCOME...

The Chocolate Factory Theater launches its Fall 2023 Season with the New York premiere of A disguised welcome…, a new dance work by Wanjiru Kamuyu.

Film Screening and Artist Talk with Stefanie Batten Bland Comes to Southampton Arts Center

Southampton Arts Center will present a special screening of Stefanie Batten Bland’s award-winning short film Kolonial, followed by a moderated conversation with Batten Bland on Friday, September 22, at 7pm.

Industry Concert YBOR CITY: THE MUSICAL to Tackle Themes of Racism and Unionism

Discover the powerful themes of racism and unionism in the exclusive industry concert and dramaturgy residency of 'YBOR CITY: THE MUSICAL.' Don't miss this timely exploration of unity among workers and the fight against exploitative labor conditions.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Reveals 2023 New York City Center Season

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has announced its 65th anniversary season at its New York City Center “home” from November 29 - December 31. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!

Angela Davis, A.B. Spellman & More to Join BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: THEN AND NOW

Harlem Stage has announces details for the Black Arts Movement: Then and Now Conference, curated by Harlem Stage Associate Artistic Director/Artist-in-Residence Carl Hancock Rux and exploring the legacy of the groundbreaking, influential, and controversial movement of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Making Space At The Armory And Harlem Stage to Present HAPO NA ZAMANI

Park Avenue Armory's Making Space Public Programming Series and Harlem Stage will co-present Hapo Na Zamani (Black Arts Movement Past and Present), a 1960s-style happening.

Angela Davis, A.B. Spellman & More to Take Part in BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: THEN AND NOW CONFERENCE

Harlem Stage has announced details of the Black Arts Movement: Then and Now Conference, curated by Harlem Stage Associate Artistic Director/Artist-in-Residence Carl Hancock Rux.

Harlem Stage to Present 2023 Edition of E-MOVES in April

Harlem Stage will present the 2023 edition of E-Moves, the institution’s signature dance series, which for more than 20 years has convened choreographers, dancers, artists, and musicians of color in an exploration of movement and message.

Wanjiru Kamuyu to Feature Unique Work at Wayne State University's Hilberry Gateway

Paris-based choreographer Wanjiru Kamuyu’s evocative and sensorial choreography draws from her experience of migration across three continents — Africa, North America and Europe. This spring, the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University will bring a piece choreographed by Kamuyu to the brand new Hilberry Gateway for its 94th Annual Spring Dance Concert: On The Horizon.

Meet the Cast of BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN', Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Bob Fosse's DANCIN' officially begins previews tonight, March 2. The musical will open on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at The Music Box Theatre. Meet the cast of Bob Fosse's DANCIN' here!

Neville Dance Theatre to Present CELEBRATING WOMEN COMPOSERS at MMAC in March

Neville Dance Theatre will present the World Premiere of CELEBRATING WOMEN COMPOSERS with choreography by Brenda Neville, Kristen Klein, Lauren Settembrino Music by Caroline Shaw, Zoe Keating, Missy Mazzoli, Nkeiru Okoye, Lo Kristenson, Hildur Guonadottir, and more on Saturday March 25 at 3 PM & 7:30 PM at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.

Harlem Stage Announces Spring 2023 Programming Featuring THE VICKSBURG PROJECT World Premiere & More

Harlem Stage has announced full programming for Spring 2023, continuing its Black Arts Movement: Examined series examining the 1960s/70s cultural movement led by Black artists, activists, and intellectuals.

BAM's Next Wave to Premiere Stefanie Batten Bland's EMBARQUED: STORIES OF SOIL in November

Stefanie Batten Bland's EMBARQUED: STORIES OF SOIL will premiere at BAM Next Wave 2022. The performances will take place at BAM Fisher Fishman Space (321 Ashland Pl.) Nov 1—5 at 7:30pm. The evening-length piece explores ideas of memory and memorialization through the lens of African ancestral stories          

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