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Laura Schandelmeier
Stephen Clapp
3311 Rhode Island Ave #305
Mount Rainer, MD 20712
(301) 779-6383

Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp


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Portals (2007)
Premiered at Dance Place in June 2007

Created and Performed by Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp
Music by Stephen Clapp
Lighting by Catherine Eliot
Set by Bill Harris
Costumes by Eleanor Rufty

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Offering a magical glimpse into the celebrations, rituals and intimate moments shared between two people, Portals examines the transformative process of evolution, rites of passage, crossing thresholds and looking back. An evening-length duet featuring an original score by Clapp, Portals was created in conjunction with Schandelmeier & Clapp's Open Door Project - a partnership with Joe's Movement Emporium and commissioned by the Creative Communities Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.

"Portals just may be the performance to gain you entry into appreciating modern dance. Laura Schandelmeier's and Stephen Clapp's dance is basically an ode to life...There's something in there that everyone can relate to, whether it's a first interaction - as when the life partners coyly communicate through whistles - or merely enjoying human grace, as the couple use each other's bodies to somersault and glide across the floor."
- Kim Gooden, Washington City Paper (June 22, 2007)

Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp
3311 Rhode Island Avenue #305
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 779-6383

Background Photo by R.C. Schandelmeier