-- Julianne K. - Summer Intensive Alumni
An amazing, one-of-a-kind week in the Nation's Capital.
The Annual Company | E Breaking Bounds Summer Intensive is a weeklong immersion into the art, artistry, technique and performance world of one of America's leading Contemporary Dance Companies and Cultural Ambassadors.
Spend five extraordinary days training with members of the Repertory Company, meeting leaders in the U.S. Government's Department of State and DC's performing arts scene and get a look at what a career in Cultural Diplomacy can be.
Explore new creative tools borne from both the Pandemic and international touring.
CLASSES IN: Contemporary, jazz, improvisation, K-pop, yoga/stretch, repertory
- Technique training geared towards succeeding in a repertory company
- Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy, performing and presenting in field today
- Photography and film sessions to build your portfolio
- Creating in a virtual environment
"The Company | E Summer Intensive is about giving our participants more than just class for the sake of class. It's about how that technique folds into the idea of a repertory company which travels the world. Our workshops with leaders in Government and the Arts bring one-of-a-kind insights about both the state of the world and the state of the arts today."
-- Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Intensive Director and Company | E Co-Artistic Director
The 2023 Intensive is Directed by Company | E Co-Artistic Director Kathryn Sydell Pilkington. Ms. Pilkington is joined by senior members of the Repertory Company for in-depth, intense technique training -- the training the Company uses to prepare for the diverse repertory from around the globe that is the centerpiece of every Company | E concert.
Kathryn Sydell Pilkington | Co-Artistic Director
MASTER CLASSES and TECHNIQUE by GUEST ARTISTS and COMPANY MEMBERS
IMAGERY AND FILM
A favorite over the years in the Company | E Intensives has been the chance to get headshots and body shots both in the studio and around DC.
Spend a few hours in the studio or around DC's most magical locations as the backdrop for a photo session with Co-Artistic Director Paul Gordon Emerson.
As a partner with both the United States Department of State and with many of the Diplomatic Missions to the United States -- the Embassies -- in Washington, DC, Company | E has made international engagement, and the use of art to create dialogue, confront hard questions and break down barriers since its founding. Get an inside look from the artists of Company | E about the tools and techniques which make that work possible.
Where: The Dance Institute of Washington. 3400 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20010
When: Dates TBD
Time: 10:00 - 4:00pm | Technique, Repertory and Seminars
Housing: All students are responsible for their own housing
Metro/Parking: DIW is at the Columbia Heights Green Line Metro Station. Metered street parking on 14th.
QUESTIONS: Ask the Director, Kathryn Sydell Pilkington