FILM, IMAGERY & THE NEW ARTS OF AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY

THROUGH FILM

COMPANY | E CINÉ


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.


Select a tab below to see a selection of our films by genre.


DOCUMENTARIES - FROM THE ROAD

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

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.

IN THE ROOM - THE MAKING OF OUR ART

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.

IMAGERY


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.  


Select a tab below to see a selection of our images.


  • POWDER
 
 
  • 13 - POWDER | Gavin Stewart
  • 11 - POWDER | Gavin Stewart
  • 6 - POWDER | Tara Ashley Compton
  • 4 - POWDER | Vanessa Owen, Tara Ashley Compton, Gavin Stewart
  • 12 - POWDER | Vanessa Owen
  • 1 - POWDER | Vanessa Owen
  • 14.powder.vanessa.tara
  • 7 - POWDER | Tara Ashley Compton
  • 16 - POWDER - Vanessa Owen
  • 2 - POWDER | Tara Ashley Compton
  • 8 - POWDER | Gavin Stewart
  • 15 - POWDER | Tara Ashley Compton
  • 3 - POWDER | Vanessa Owen
  • 10 - POWDER | Vanessa Owen
  • 9 - POWDER | Gavin Stewart, Vanessa Owen, Tara Ashley Compton
  • 5 - POWDER | Tara Ashley Compton
13 - POWDER | Gavin Stewart

Using Indian Holi Powder, two theater lights and an empty garage, Paul Gordon Emerson photographed Company | E's Tara Ashley Compton, Vanessa Owen and Gavin Stewart.

AIR

AIRBORNE

  • AIR

AIR

 
 
  • 10 - AIR | Alicia Canterna
  • 2 - AIR | Tara Ashley Compton
  • 1 - AIR | Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Gavin Stewart, Vanessa Owen, Tara Ashley Compton
  • 12 - AIR | Alicia Canterna, Kyoko Ruch
  • 1 - AIR | Kathryn Sydell Pilkington
  • 4 - AIR | Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Kyoko Ruch
  • 13 - AIR | Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Tara Ashley Compton, Robert J. Priore, Vanessa Owen
  • 3 - AIR | Kyoko Ruch
  • 6 - AIR | Kathryn Sydell Pilkington
  • 11 - AIR | Abby Leithart
  • AIR | Gavin Stewart, Abby Leithart, Tara Ashley Compton
  • 9 - AIR | Gavin Stewart
  • 8 - AIR | Gavin Stewart, Alicia Canterna
  • 5 - AIR | Gavin Stewart, Kathryn Sydell Pilkington
10 - AIR | Alica Canterna
  • WATER
 
 
  • 1 - WATER | Jason Garcia Ignacio
  • 5 - WATER | Jason Garcia Ignacio
  • 4 | WATER - Kathryn Sydell Pilkington
  • 2 - WATER | Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kathryn Sydell Pilkington
  • 3 - WATER | Jason Garcia Ignacio
1.water.jason

Take a few buckets, a couple willing water throwers and Jason Ignacio and Kathryn Pilkington. Mix well with photographer Paul Gordon Emerson.

PERFORMANCE

SHELTER - Art in the pandemic

Company | E tackles the challenges of creating art in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with new works from Spain, Italy, Sweden and the United States. 

SCHOOL'S OPEN

Company | E Movement Center for Dance Education

"The MC builds and supports whole-child learning...instilling the values of self-discipline and team building."
   - Roseanna B. MC Parent 2019

The Company | E Movement Center for Dance Education teaches the next generation both the technique and the joy of movement.

FALL and SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

2020 INTENSIVE

2020 Summer Intensive

"An incredible, welcoming experience."
-- Julianne K. - 2018 Student

Learn more about our IN THE STUDIO and VIRTUAL INTENSIVE experiences.

"An important thought-partner as we head towards the Center's 50th Anniversary"

"...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.