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Stefanie Batten Bland

Stefanie Batten Bland is a choreographic artist and artistic director of Company Stefanie Batten Bland (Company SBB).  New York Resident Magazine in 2012 wrote “When it comes to tackling demanding subject matter, there are few choreographers as intellectually ambitious as Stefanie Batten Bland.” Through the dance arts, she creates performances rooted in community, highlighting the delicate threads that connect us to one another and to our planet. Based in contemporary dance theatre, Batten Bland construct futuristic environments with installations ripe in poetic theatrical flavors that are emotionally driven. http://www.companysbb.org/

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James Blaszko

James Blaszko creates amplified live experiences in prosceniums, junkyards, abandoned churches, nightclubs, apple orchards, and other spaces. A first-generation American raised in a Polish-Pakistani household, James’ varied education in arts and culture began at an early age and has deeply influenced his multidisciplinary interest and approach as a director. His directorial debut, an original adaptation of Cyclops: A Satyr Play, premiered at American Repertory Theatre’s Oberon, which DigBoston called “a shoe-in for Oberon’s raucous, challenging, crowd-pleasing programming” during its sold out run. James works to remind audiences of the importance and impact of experiencing living art in real space by continuing to evolve the craft alongside the exponentially growing and complicated society it reflects. www.jamesblaszko.com