May 25 - May 28, 2017
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM
Choreographed and Directed by Stefanie Batten Bland
Visual Artist Benjamin Heller
Composed by Paul Damian Hogan
Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك, a collaboration between 2016 Jerome Robbins Awardee, Stefanie Batten Bland, visual artist Benjamin Heller and composer Paul Damian Hogan, examines our willingness to embrace and share space with others. Countering the present political climate in which walls have become synonymous with barriers that separate people and places, Welcome considers the graffiti-decorated walls of cities as communal canvases that express the past and present of its neighborhood people. A mural of paintings created by Pre K children and their parents, becomes an integral part of the dance.
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Press for Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland
"This piece was first dreamt up in the summer/fall of 2015 moments after hearing Trump in a CNN interview speak of his goals for a wall; I saw this large wall in my mind and I saw it moving..." Read the full interview here.