Mar 30, 2022
Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland will be in residence at ArtYard in Frenchtown this March in the leadup to the world premiere of Embarqued: Stories of Soil as part of a new partnership between ArtYard and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
In two performances at 1 PM and 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 30, preview of Embarqued, an installation-based dance-theatre work that interrogates existing relationships to memorials. An artist talk with Stefanie Batten Bland follows the evening performance. Registration is free.
Embarqued continues Batten Bland’s recent investigations into our cultural, political, and spiritual relationships with memorials. The multilayered work centers around a performative ship mast that invites reflection and reveals post-colonial foundations and mythology. Interrogating existing relationships to memorials, Embarqued calls up African ancestral stories integral to uniting our country, enabling us to viscerally and holistically connect our country both forward and backward in space and time and through soil itself.
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