Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp

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Affectations (2014)

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Affectations is commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2010 Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2010 Local Dance Commissioning Project, Affectations is a multi-media dance theater performance created and performed by Dance Box Theater Co-Artistic Directors Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp with Dance Artist Ilana Faye Silverstein and music by James Harkins.

Through dynamic choreography and intricate partnering developed over the course of a year and half, Affectations offers the human body as metaphor for contemporary culture. Performed by Clapp, Schandelmeier, and Silverstein, this full-evening work is the bravest, most innovative and original production that Dance Box Theater has created to date. Composer James Harkins created the music score as an audio synthesis algorithmic composition. The audio component of Affectations was developed on the SuperCollider platform in collaboration with Robotics Engineer, Lorne Covington who created the environment within which the music was triggered by the dancers. The result is a seamless and intriguing sonic environment, perfectly fitted to the dance.

Affectations is made possible through a partnership with Dance Box Theater, Joe's Movement Emporium, Dance Place and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. With funding, in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Prince George's County Arts Council and commissioning support from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Recent Performances:

September 16 & 17, 2011
        Baltimore Theatre Project                 
        45 West Preston Street
        Baltimore, MD 21201

May 21 & 22, 2011
        Dance Place
        3225 8th Street, NE
        Washington, DC 20017

March 10-13 & 17-20, 2011
        Joe's Movement Emporium
        3309 Bunker Hill Road
        Mount Rainier, MD 20712

October 21 & 22, 2010  World Premier
        The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
        2700 F Street, NW
        Washington, DC 20566

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