Company E wins more Russian Hearts

Group of men and women holding flowers. (State Dept.)
Company E at the VII International Festival of Contemporary Dance Na Grany (Photo belongs to the US Dept of State)

Washington-based and world renowned contemporary dance group Company E conducted its second educational and concert tour in Russia’s Urals region.  In their first week the dancers led workshops on contemporary dance technique for students of dance and choreography in the Liberal Arts University, Urals State Pedagogic University and Yekaterinburg Academy of Contemporary Arts.  They also conducted a seminar for Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk Oblast dance teachers.  This was followed by an intensive tour of five concerts in five towns in five days including performances and workshops in the Verkhnyaya Pyshma Metallurg Concert Hall, the Kamensk Uralskiy Drama Theater, the Verknyaya Salda Palace of Culture and the Berezovskiy Youth Palace.  The tour culminated with the Company’s performance at the VII International Festival of Contemporary Dance Na Grany.  The show “Speak Easy” choreographed by the Company’s artist Robert Priore received a stirring ovation by the delighted  Yekaterinburg audience. Photos of the event can be found on our Flickr page.