Wednesday, April 2, 2008

CityDance Ensemble



CityDance Ensemble is a contemporary repertory dance company based in Washington, DC. Promising its signature power, passion, and purpose at every turn, the company performs athletic, challenging repertory by choreographers from the United States and around the world. Under the artistic direction of Paul Gordon Emerson and rehearsal director and choreographer in residence Christopher K. Morgan, CityDance Ensemble blends strong technique and physicality with a dynamic mix of energy, emotion, and humor to deliver performances full of integrity, expression, and life.

Since its inception in 1996, CityDance has grown from a group of part-time dancers to a professional company of nine full-time dancers, earning a reputation as "Washington's preeminent modern dance company” (The Washington Times). The company has been named as a “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine (2003) and has won the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2003) and Innovation in the Arts (2005). CityDance Ensemble is an Artistic Partner at the Harman Center for the Arts, performing a full season at the Center's Lansburgh Theatre in downtown Washington, DC. The company is a Partner at the Music Center at Strathmore, performing regularly there, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts and at other theaters in the DC metro area. The company tours both nationally and internationally, bringing its “breathlessly innovative” (Dancer Magazine) performances to audiences around the world.

CityDance Ensemble is a part of CityDance Ensemble, Inc., the parent organization that also includes CityDance Early Arts, an arts outreach program for youth; CityDance Education Centers, two facilities committed to excellence in dance training for youth and adults; and CityDance FilmWORKS, an award-winning creator and presenter of dance-on-camera.

The mission of CityDance Ensemble, Inc. is to advance the appreciation for and participation in the art of dance through excellence in performance, education, film, and artistic innovation.

Check out their website at http://www.citydance.net/

Check out their blog @ http://powerpassionpurpose.blogspot.com/

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