Dance Box Theater

Dancebox TheaterAbout the Group:
Co-Artistic Directors Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp began working together in 2004 and since then have created six full-evening performance works. They have received choreographic commissions from the Creative Communities Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2010, Schandelmeier and Clapp received the Metro DC Dance Awards’ Founder’s Award for Innovation in Dance. In addition to dance theater productions, Dance Box Theater has been engaged in arts-integration residencies, professional development for artists and educators, and arts education for youth.

Current Projects:
Dance Box Theater is a dance theater company whose creative process is fluid, collaborative and non-conventional. The companies’ work explores issues of social justice and human interaction and is based on the collaborative partnership between seasoned professionals, Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp who bring their talents together to create choreography through many hours of intricate partnering.  They collaborate with other performers, visual artists, musicians and technical artists to create interdisciplinary work.

Dance Box Theater, Inc.
Tour Contact: Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp
3311 Rhode Island Avenue #305
Mount Rainier, MD  20712

Fee Structure:

  • Single Performance:  $1,500-$2,500
  • Multiple Performances: $1,000-$2,250 each
  • One-Day Residency: $500-$2,000
  • Multiple-Day Residency: $500-$2,000 per day
  • One-Week Residency: $1,500-$6,000

*Plus housing and transportation for 2-5 company members (including technical personnel).

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • dance
  • multidisciplinary

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Senior Centers
  • Differently abled populations

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.