Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك, is Stefanie Batten Bland’s reaction as global artist and citizen to the present political climate in which walls have become synonymous with barriers separating people and places. A dance-theatre collaboration between choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland, visual artist Benjamin Heller, and composer Paul Damian Hogan, Bienvenue... approaches graffiti-decorated walls as communal canvases that express the past and present of its people.
Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland - Choreographer/Director/Movement Director is a 2019 American Ballet Theatre Women's Movement Initiative Choreographer and 2019 NYU Center for The Ballet Arts Fellow. As a Jerome Robbins Awardee, Batten Bland’s interdisciplinary creative practice is embedded in human relationships, the communicative choices we make, and how we fit into space and place. The company was founded in 2008 in France and continues to work with both European and American artists.