Posts Tagged ‘Paul Emerson’

The Company Man: Paul Emerson’s Company E Makes Its Debut

Photo Slideshow: Dance Rehearsal, Company E

The last time Paul Gordon Emerson ran a professional dance company in D.C., it was supposed to be too savvy to fail.
CityDance Ensemble frequently earned high marks from local critics, but what really set the eight-person contemporary dance company apart was its connections: a partnership with North Bethesda’s Strathmore arts center [...]

Perfect or Not, They Sure Seem to Dance Pretty Well

It’s a risk, but I’m going to wager that this weekend’s performance by Imperfect Dancers at the Lansburgh will be a very satisfying show.
Of course, what do I know? The contemporary dance ensemble hails from Naples, Italy, and has never performed in this country before. Hell, they barely come up on Google—the English version, that [...]

The End of CityDance’s Professional Company


It’s a step backward for modern dance in D.C.
CityDance Ensemble, Washington’s biggest—or at least, seemingly best-funded—contemporary dance company is about to dissolve. Artistic director Paul Emerson has submitted his resignation, effective June 30, and none of the group’s eight professional dancers had their contracts renewed earlier this year. A press announcement will be going out [...]