October 03 - October 06, 2019
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM
$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]
Run Time: 50 Minutes
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Co-presented as part of Crossing the Line Festival,
produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Jerome Robbins Award–winning choreographic artist and filmmaker, Stefanie Batten Bland makes her Crossing the Line Festival debut with the world premiere of Look Who’s Coming to Dinner. 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 explore access and ritual as they seek a seat at the table. The choreography is set to a new composition by Paul Damien Hogan. Originally developed as a work-in-progress for Juilliard New Dances 2018.
"More than 50 years later, this choreographer still sees relevance in Stanley Kramer’s classic 1967 film"
Listen to Stefanie Batten Bland in conversation with filmmaker Stephen Winter on the La MaMa Podcast!