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Chelsea Factory x The Playground NYC x Stefanie Batten Bland

Chelsea Factory x The Playground NYC x Stefanie Batten Bland


The Playground NYC


Chelsea Factory
547 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001


Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:00am
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am



The Playground NYC

Lead by: Stefanie Batten Bland 

Tuesday, 07/24 + 07/25 || 10:00AM-12:00PM, **FREE**

Chelsea Factory: 547 W 26th Street, New York, NY
The entrance to Chelsea Factory is on the north side of West 26th Street, in the middle of the block.

More info: https://www.chelseafactory.org/plan-your-visit


The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.  



Artistic Director for CONCRETE, the first immersive summer intensive. SBB is 2023 Dance Magazine Cover Artist, Creative Capital Awardee, and 2022 BAM NEXT WAVE commissioned artist. A global maker, SBB interrogates cultural identifiers and historic symbolism. She situates her work at the intersection of immersive & dance-theatre in live and cinematic settings. 

Based in New York City, she founded Company SBB in France in 2008 and is a longstanding Baryshnikov Arts Center artist in residence. KOLONIAL, her 2021 dance film, has 13 film festival awards and was nominated for three Bessies.  SBB directs for Emursive's McKittrick productions, is on the creative team for Life & Trust, serves as Performance and Identity Consultant for Sleep No More, Movement Director for Eve’s Song, Public Theater. SBB was Head Choreographer of the Paris Opera Comique. As a performer, Batten Bland has danced for Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wüppertal, PunchDrunk, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Compagnie Georges Momboye, Compagnie Linga and Pal Frenak.
SBB received her MFA in interdisciplinary arts (concentration performance creation) from Goddard College, is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and lives in SoHo with her family.

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