“When it comes to tackling
demanding subject matter,
there are few choreographers
as intellectually ambitious as
Stefanie Batten Bland.”
— New York Resident Magazine, 2012
Jerome Robbins Award–winning choreographer 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 in which a black fiancé meets his white soon-to-be wife’s family, the work pays tribute to those who paved the way toward acceptance in love and life. Set around a dinner table, seven dance theater artists explore questions of who we choose to break bread with, and whether long-held biases still shock.
The choreography is set to a new composition by Paul Damien Hogan. Originally developed as a work-in-progress for Juilliard New Dances 2018.
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Choreography, Installation and Direction: Stefanie Batten Bland
Music: Paul Damian Hogan
Costumes: Shane Ballard
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Stage Manager & Lighting Adaptation: Emma Rivera
Supported by and developed at Crojik’s Croft artist residency in Michigan and Juilliard School of Dance.
Performance Project University Settlement with special thanks to Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Look Who's Coming to Dinner
Slideshow: Photo 1 © Kisha Bari; Photos 2-4 © JC Dhien
Sidebar: Photo 1 © Bogdan Mihai; Photo 2 © Sally Cohn
Stefanie Batten Bland © JC Dhien