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Stefanie Batten Bland's "Embarqued" at the John Brown House

Presented by The National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron and Summit County Historical Society at John Brown House, Akron OH

Jul 14 2022
Stefanie Batten Bland's "Embarqued" at the John Brown House

Stefanie Batten Bland's "Embarqued: Stories of Soil." Photo by Alex Boerner.

Stefanie Batten Bland // Company SBB (New York, NY) will reimagine Embarqued: Stories of Soil — a dance-theatre work based on the excavation of self and country — as a gallery installation in the historical Akron home of abolitionist John Brown.

Join the National Center for Choreography – Akron at the Summit County Historical Society’s John Brown House for “Embarqued: Stories of Soil” by choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland (New York, NY).

This work, designed for the stage and reimagined in Akron as a gallery installation, is an oral, visual, and physical history of slave ships that pushes the boundaries of the African-American dance-theatre genre. It is an excavation of self and country, created with cloths, skin tones, ship masts and moving bodies.

The installation will run from July 15 – September 3, 2022. On Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5:30pm, join us for the special opening event. Masks are required; refreshments will be provided.

This event is presented in partnership with the Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jerome Robbins awardee Stefanie Batten Bland (New York) is an interdisciplinary global artist who interrogates contemporary and historical

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Admission is FREE, but registration is required. Guests will be required to wear masks. Registration link:

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John Brown House

500-526 Diagonal Road, Akron, OH 44320

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