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Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland presents New York Premiere of "Embarqued: Stories of Soil"

Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland presents New York Premiere of "Embarqued: Stories of Soil"


Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland


Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave


Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:30pm daily through November 5, 2022



Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland

Embarqued: Stories of Soil
NOV 1—NOV 5, 2022

Part of Next Wave 2022

A ship mast rises from the stage. It reaches towards our past and our present—recalling slave ships, memorials, and monuments—as meanings unfurl through dance.

This new dance-theater work from global artist Stefanie Batten Bland is an excavation of self and country, created in textiles, skin tones, labor, land, humor, and moving bodies. It invites reflection of our shared history and interrogates our relationships with memorialization, revealing post-colonial foundations and mythologies. Performed by an extraordinary cast of five, the work’s rich storytelling offers a visceral journey toward wholeness, connecting people and places through an unfolding time continuum.

Conceived and choreographed by Stefanie Batten Bland
Set design by Emmanuel Bastien
Dramaturgy by Guillame Segouin
Music by Paul Damian Hogan
Costumes by Shane Ballard
Lighting Design by Yuki Nakase Link



BAM Members receive 20% off through June 30. No promo code needed.

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

Photo by Alex Boerner

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