Hello Friends! Our opening weekend for The Loving Project: E-Race went very well with fantastic responses! You can catch Dance Box Theater again this

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Hello Friends!

Our opening weekend for The Loving Project: E-Race went very well with fantastic responses! You can catch Dance Box Theater again this coming weekend at Joe's Movement Emporium! We've got Ilana Faye Silverstein and Mervin Primeaux dancing with us and this incarnation of The Loving Project: E-Race features Lorne Covington's Electric Heliotrope Theater!

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The Loving Project: E-Race

Friday, June 18 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, June 19 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, June 20 @ 7:00pm

Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

$15 general admission; $10 for Artists; $8 for children 17 & under.

To reserve tickets, call (301) 699-1819 or purchase online at


Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 6:00pm
Join us for a FREE performance of The Loving Project: E-Race on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 6:00pm
This is a FREE event.

All performances of The Loving Project: E-Race will be ASL interpreted.

The Loving Project: E-Race

Created and performed by Dance Box Theater’s Co-Artistic Directors, Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp, with Ilana Faye Silverstein and Mervin Primeaux, featuring a visual component by installation artist Lorne Covington.

The Loving Project: E-Race includes a dynamic, interactive environment by Covington that uses specialized video software to analyze the dancers' positions, speeds and gestures. Covington’s software translates the dance into electronic data, which then dictates vibrant, real-time video projection on the stage.

Through a lush tapestry of movement, music, and text, The Loving Project: E-Race explores interracial marriages and nontraditional partnerships through historical and present-day perspectives. This timely and relevant work offers reflections on racism, sexism, and gender bias, and highlights aspects of union that make partnership between "unlikely" couples viable (and desirable) despite an adverse status quo. The work weaves together a tapestry of stories that include: the case of Loving vs. Virginia, which in 1967 overturned the law against interracial marriage in Virginia; the 1930s marriage between Russian Inventor Leon Theremin and dancer with the American Negro Ballet, Lavinia Williams; and the case of Beth and Terence Humphrey-McKay, an interracial couple who in October 2009 were denied a marriage license from a Justice of the Peace in the State of Louisiana. Schandelmeier & Clapp's fifth evening length work, The Loving Project: E-Race celebrates distinctive partnerships and the rare gifts they bring to the world. It is appropriate for audiences of all ages, will be ASL interpreted and will include post-performance dialogue after each performance. To learn more about this project and the company, please visit www.danceboxtheater.org.

Dance Box Theater premiered The Loving Project: E-Race at Dance Place in Washington, DC last October. Since then, we have re-envisioned the work and have begun collaborating with Covington on a new visual environment. We are very excited to share this piece with you and hope that you can join us at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, or at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage!

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Dance With Us!

We're teaching a class for professional dance artists through July!

Contemporary Dance Class
Friday mornings 10:00am-11:30am

at Joe's Movement Emporium


Dance Box Theater has been off to a great start this year and we could not have done it without you!

Every Penny Helps!

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Would you please consider a tax-deductible contribution to Dance Box Theater. Secure donations via Network for Good can be made through our website www.danceboxtheater.org, by clicking on the Donate Heart below, and checks can be made out to Dance Box Theater, Inc. and mailed to:

Dance Box Theater
3311 Rhode Island Avenue, #305
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Thank you for all you do! We hope to see you soon!

Looking Forward!
Stephen Clapp & Laura Schandelmeier
Co-Artistic Directors
Dance Box Theater

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