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Baryshnikov Arts Center presents Stefanie Batten Bland's "Kolonial"

Baryshnikov Arts Center presents Stefanie Batten Bland's "Kolonial"


Stefanie Batten Bland




Monday, May 3, 2021 - 5:00pm daily through May 17, 2021



Stefanie Batten Bland

Stefanie Batten Bland 


(Digital World Premiere) 

May 3 – 17 (Monday at 5PM EST until Monday at 5PM EST) 

Free and available on demand at bacnyc.org 

Running time: 20 minutes 


Kolonial, a collaboration between choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland and installation artist Conrad Quesen, is inspired by colonial exposition parks of Europe, North America, and the Caribbean during the 1810s–1940s. The dance cinema work interrogates systems of overharvesting, exploitation, and oppression, examining behaviors of self and community through transparent COVID barriers of isolation. 


Direction and Choreography: Stefanie Batten Bland 

Direction and Cinematography: Jean Claude Dhien 

Scenic Installation: Conrad Quesen 

Installation Assistant: Anthony Quesen 

Costume Design: Shane Ballard 

Hair and Makeup: Damian Monzillo 

Musical Composition: Grant Cutler 

Performers: Miguel Anaya, Stefanie Batten Bland, Yeman Brown, Rachel Watson Jih, Jennifer Payán, Paul Singh, Latra A. Wilson 

Montage: Victoria Roseburgh  

First Assistant AD: Victoria Roseburgh  

Production Manager: Emma Rivera   

Film Location: BAC’s Jerome Robbins Theater  


Stefanie Batten Bland was a 2012 BAC Resident Artist and BAC Presents Artist. 

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