American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 | 6 PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 | 8 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 | 3 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 | 5 PM
RUBENSTEIN ARTS CENTER | VON DER HEYDEN STUDIO THEATER

For two weeks in January 2018, contemporary dance-theater choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland hunkered down in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s airy state-of-the-art “Dance Cube” studio with the American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT’s) Studio Company, the organization’s pre-professional program made up of twelve young adult dancers. Commissioned to create a three-part ballet for the company as part of ABT’s Women’s Movement initiative, Batten Bland guided the dancers through improvisational prompts to build a short work exploring the literal and theoretical realms of monuments: how they are constructed, deactivated, and repurposed, within and outside ballet. This season, local audiences will again have the rare opportunity to observe Batten Bland’s work-in-progress as the Studio Company’s second of three Duke residencies — the creative core of Duke’s unprecedented three-year collaboration with ABT — culminates in a series of public showings of the second part in a half-evening-length ballet that will have its world premiere at Duke in March 2021.

Hourly Schedule

February 15 2020

6 PM - 8 PM
Saturday
8 PM - 10 PM
Saturday

February 16 2020

3 PM - 5 PM
Sunday
5 PM - 7 PM
Sunday

Date

Feb 15 2020 - Feb 17 2020

Cost

$10-$20

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Location

Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708
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