For Company | E the stage is just one part of that answer. We are constantly exploring, seeking to use not just live performance but film, imagery and, now, Augmented and Virtual Reality to bring dance to as wide an audience, and with as rich an experience, as possible.
The Company's work in film has garnered praise from the press ("An art is born" - the Washington Times) and won the DC Mayor's Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts. Ciné makes original works for the camera, documentaries of both our travels and the creative process, music videos centered on the musical artists we work regularly with and other experimental work.
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The stories of our journeys can be both fascinating and mysterious. The work is never the same in any two countries, yet the ideas of how to convey what that work is about can be hard to convey in words. So we take the cameras along to share our stories from the far reaches of the world.
Music is also a part of who we are, as is the chance to use film to promote the Company. Here's a sampling of our music videos and trailers.
How we create our dances, how we stage them, and often how we work with some of the world's great artists to re-stage them, is a key part of the journey of Company | E.
Our microdocs can be short snapshots, or they can be multi-part dee-dives into the creative process.
Photography and dance are natural opposites. One is about movement. The other, a moment frozen. Both are about emotion, the asking of "what's next." Company | E's Paul Gordon Emerson shoots all the Company's imagery, working to both document our work and, sometimes, to create images for their own sake. These three galleries are a small sample of the Company's work.
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"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.