Company | E's concert for the young and young at heart returns to the Kennedy Center stage!
Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sail takes a trip around the world to all four seasons in a single day, sharing an ecological message about the need to protect the earth.
World premieres by Choreographers and Composers from three continents.
Launching Company | E's Ukrainian Artists Initiative. The DC Premiere of the Liz Cherry Jones Memorial Commission. The World Premiere of excerpts from "The Pearl Diver's Daughter," commissioned by Dubai World Expo, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation and the U.S. Mission to the United Arab Emirates and more.
CONCERTS AND INITIATIVES ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Company | E's ongoing commitment to commissioning works from artists at home and around the globe which speak to the climate crisis is just one part of the organization's efforts.
From programs for young audiences to new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint while bringing the world closer together, the Company is engaged in one of the key questions of our times.
Working with U.S. Embassies overseas and Foreign Missions to the United States at home in DC, Company | E's core work is to bring people and cultures together through movement, music and cross-cultural dialogue and engagement.
The annual Company | E and Howard University commission for the next generation of choreographers, composers, film-makers and dramatic artists.
Created in memory of Liz Cherry Jones, 2022 pairs choreographer Tori Yevette Carter and composer Clifton Brockington.
Check out also 2021's commission "PASSENGER," by Raven Leak.
Created as a response to the COIVD 19 pandemic, ON CUE premieres new digital works created for Company | E by choreographers from around the world, at home in DC and from the dancers themselves.
...a responsibility as well as an opportunity. No other art form exists solely within the human body, and passing it on is a uniquely human experience - one which transcends age, culture and language.
Since its inception Company | E has empowered people around the world, bringing uniquely American techniques to students of all ages, training trainers in methodolgy, working with small businesses in capacity building and techniques for management, mentoring next generation artists and, vitally, taking that know-how and commitment into DC Public and Charter Schools and into the classroom in our School for Dance, the Company | E Movement Center.
"The MC builds and supports whole-child learning...instilling the values of self-discipline and team building."
- Roseanna B. MC Parent
The Company | E Movement Center for Dance Education teaches the next generation both the technique and the joy of movement.
"...exactly the kind of work we had imagined when creating the Performances for Young Audiences series, elegantly combining multiple art forms including modern dance, classical music, storytelling, visual arts, and theater."
-- David Kilpatrick, Director, Education Programs and Productions. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.