#GALLIMasters with Stefanie Batten Bland
Wednesday, October 16th, 10am-12pm
Stefanie Batten Bland is a Jerome Robbins awardee who physically interrogates contemporary and historical cultural symbolism and the complexities of human relationships in her creations. Her intercontinental dance-theatre company Company SBB, formed in 2008 in France, situates their work at the intersection of installation and dance-theatre in live performance settings and film.
Current credits: Choreographer, American Ballet Theatre’s Women’s Movement Initiative; Featured Artist 2019 FIAF Crossing The Line Festival; Fellow, Center For Ballet Arts at NYU; Artist-in-Residence, American Center For Art & Culture in Paris; Movement Director, Eve’s Song at The Public Theater. SBB recently graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a Concentration in Performance Creation and lives with her family in SoHo NYC, where she grew up the daughter of artists.
Welcome To Birdland - Physical Perspectives by Stefanie Batten Bland
The goal of this Dance-Theatre class is to explore and increase creativity for performers, enforcing dynamic decision making both physically, theatrically and vocally. Company SBB’s working method "physical perspectives" focuses on ways of being and will introduce participants to theatre and movement exercises with particular emphasis on material integration. Participants are invited to bring large tee-shirts or towels.
Photo by JC Dhien.