'Next: Spain'

'Next: Spain'

Company E presents a new choreography at the Lansburgh Theater featuring the world premiere of Thomas Noone and Nuria Martinez' Few.

Following last year's thrilling NEXT: Israel, Paul Gordon Emerson returns with his new dance company —Company E— with NEXT: Spain. The project showcases the singular talents of a particular nation in an effort to bring increased international awareness and appreciation of the country and its contribution to the arts.

The program starts with the world premiere of Y - A Spanish Suite. Choreographed by Paul Gordon Emerson, Amanda Engelhardt, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kathryn Sydell Pilkington and Robert J. Priore, Y evolved from ideas created for Looking for Don Quixote which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in September 2012. The work is set to a suite of contemporary Spanish music.

The program also includes:

  1. Few (world premiere) choreographed by Barcelona-based dancer-choreographers Thomas Noone and Nuria Martinez and set to a new score by Barcelona’s contemporary composer Miguel Marin, who is known for his Arbol Project. Raised in the UK, Noone and Barcelona native Martinez are a vibrant example of the international flavor of the contemporary dance scene in Spain.
  2. Inside It’s Raining (2009, U.S. premiere) a trio by British/Israeli choreographer Rachel Erdos, set to an original score by Uruguayan composer Alberto Schwarz. Erdos has partnered with Company E since 2009.
  3. Instable (2012), a trio Company E commissioned from Companie Linga of Lausanne, Switzerland, choreographed by Italian Marco Cantalupo and Polish choreographer Katarzyna Gdaniec and set to music by Hildur Gudnadottir. Guitar player Brenden Shultz performs between each work.


  1. Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8 pm
  2. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2 pm
  3. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8 pm

U.S. Premiere. Co-presented with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. View promo and buy tickets online.

  • Performing arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 16, 2012Nov 17, 2012


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Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society, the Embassy of Spain and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.