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One Night Only performance by Annika B. Lewis!

PEP is thrilled to be hosting acclaimed Danish/Swedish performance artist Annika B. Lewis. She is concluding a 6 week residency in Washington DC, including a run at the DC Arts Center, and we will be presenting her performance at the Hamner Theater for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Here are the details:

Performers Exchange Project presents

Let’s Get Personal

A performance by Annika B. Lewis

Saturday November 12th 7:30 pm
at The Hamner Theater
190 Rockfish School Lane
Afton, VA 22920

Suggested Donation $15
The performance is approximately 3o minutes long and will be followed by a question and answer discussion and reception.

Annika Lewis, in her Danish Arts Council-funded Kassandra Production LET’S GET PERSONAL, utilizes humor, absurdity and the self-help culture to deliver a provocative performance about the role of personal branding in attaining professional success.  Lewis, who is known for merging technology, theatre and dance, delivers this parody in the form of a motivational lecture and performance on how to successfully use blunders on Facebook and official public apologies for personal optimization. In twisting the entire milieu of motivational speaking she acidly comments on the roles of collective bedazzlement, radical political positioning, and the arts in a society increasingly driven by the experience economy.

“Let’s Get Personal” is a darkly funny riff on George Orwell’s “1984.”
– The Washington Times

Annika Lewis

Choreographer/director/artist Annika B. Lewis studied at Larssons Theatre Academy in Gothenburg/Sweden and at the Istituto di Arte Scenica (Institute for Scenic Art) in Pontremoli/Italy from 1987 to 1990.  She went on to complete her post-graduate studies in theatre in 2002 at Scut/Gitis, the state theatre school of Moscow, Russia.   Additionally Lewis has studied various forms of dance and choreography.  In 1998, Lewis founded Kassandra Production through which she has created work characterized by a conceptually strong interdisciplinary approach, mixing the trivial with the philosophical to examine modern humanity in a challenging and entertaining way.  Lewis has toured Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Belgium, Brazil, the United Kingdom and now the United States with her performances, installations and interventions. Her acting credits include: Year accountancies (2010), Let’s Get Personal (2010), Body Box#1 (2009), TWIST cabaret (2009), eXtasy (2009), Full Body Treatment (2008), Life Hacking (2008), XpositionREVERSE: Aarhus-Gothenburg (2006), Dancin’ Madly Backwards (2006), Life Is Fabulous (2005), Displacement (2005), XpositionLAB (2004), My Heart Is Yours (2004), Aurora Borealis: Aarhus-Reykjavik (2003), Delusion (2003), The Experiment of Choice/Limbo.03 (2003), Symposium X (2002), Real Time Open Door (2000), Real Time Lab (1999), A Thorn in the Eye (1998).

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