Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland presents "Look Who's Coming To Dinner"
Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland
Inspired by the 1967 Stanley Kramer film starring Sydney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, the work pays tribute to those who paved the way toward acceptance in love and life. Set around a transformative dinner setting, seven dance-theatre artists excavate interlaced universal traumas through imagery and ritual as they seek a seat at the table.
About the Artistic Director
STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND (Choreographic Artist, Filmaker) is a Jerome Robbins awardee who physically interrogates contemporary and historical cultural symbolism and the complexities of human relationships in her creations. Current credits: Choreographer, American Ballet Theatre’s Women’s Movement Initiative; FIAF Crossing The Line Festival; Movement Director EU delegation installation at UN; Center For Ballet Arts NYU; Artist-in-Residence, American Center For Art & Culture Paris; Movement Director, Eve’s Song The Public Theater. SBB graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, concentration Performance Creation and lives with her family in SoHo NYC, where she grew up the daughter of artists.
About the Company
Based in New York since 2011, Company SBB was founded in France in 2008, while SBB was head choreographer at the Paris Opera Comique. The company creates work enabling people to embrace emotional content from a place of kinetic empathy. The company is in permanent residence at University Settlement in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is regularly produced by La MaMa Experimental Theater. Company SBB's proscenium and installation and film creations have been commissioned by LaMama, Spoleto Festival (Italy), The Yard, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Singapore, Harlem Stage, Brooklyn Museum, and venues throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.
Photo credit: Carlos Cardona
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