Excerpts from (In)Formations - 7min video: Charles Dennis
Conceived and Directed by Stephan Koplowitz
Choreography by Stephan Koplowitz in collaboration with the Core Company
Score created/composerd by Quentin Chiappetta
Lighting Design by Tony Giovannetti
Costume Design by Christianne Myers
Sound Installation by Quentin Chiappetta
Digital images/video installation by Charles Dennis
Project/Production Manager: Andrew E. Wagner
Rehearsal Director: Sara Joel
Core_Company: Rebecca Alson-Milkman, Anna Brown, Melissa Caywood, Stephanie Dixon, Mariangela Lopez, Lisa J. Wright
Performers: Erika Bloom, Kara Capers, Chloe Crosson, Jessica Desmond, Lenore Eggleston, Caron Eule, David Fernandez, Christie Freeman, Yuu Fujita, Karin Hamamoto, Daman Harun , Heidi Kinney, Melissa A. Lopata, Ofelia Loret de Mola, Nicki Marshall, Lon McAli ter, Emily Morgan, Noriko Nagamoto, Gretchen Palla, Oneika Phillips, Paige Powers, Julie Rose, Amanda Rouse, Jessica Sehested, Amber Sloan, Amber Smith, Tori Sparks, Yoko Sugimoto, Caitlin Trainor, Allison Vinal, Ivanna Wei, Alexa Weir, Rebecca Woods, Yuan Ling Yu; understudy: Iris Semmelrock.
A site-specific Performance/Installation
(October 8,9, 2001)
Commissioned by the New York Public Library for the re-opening of the NYP Library for the Performings Arts,
Jacqueline Z. Davis, Executive Director
A SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION FOR NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT LINCOLN CENTER
For the re-opening of the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Stephan Koplowitz created (In) Formations, a two-part performance/installation that reflects the great treasures of the Library for the Performing Arts and its importance to the performing arts world. Forty dancers performed on Lincoln Center Plaza in front of the Library and along the wall of the Metropolitan Opera and on threefloors inside the Library for the Performing Arts. An original score by Quentin Chiappetta incorporated music and sound selections from the Library collections and fragments of interviews with Library staff. Original costumes by Christianne Myers referenced the Library building and collections and longtime Koplowitz collaborator Tony Giovannetti was the lighting designer. The 15 minute work was performed several times during each evening.
"Mr. Koplowitz made ingenious use of the space outside the library and the enormous windowed facade of its entrance."