Speak | E
Speak Easy: Love in All its Colors
Part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018
Performance begins at 3:30pm.
Created and choreographed by Robert J. Priore, a co-founder of Company | E, ͞Speak Easy celebrates love, in all its colors. With a score comprised of many of the most beloved jazz and vocal standards of the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, Speak Easy is a joyous, humorous, and unabashedly romantic celebration of the ties that bind us together.
Speak Easy is one of Company | E’s signature works. Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2014, the work has traveled to Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Cuba as a part of Company | E’s work as Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State. The 2018 engagement at the Atlas Theater marks its return to the DC stage for the first time since it debuted at the KC.
About Company | E
Now in its seventh season, Washington, D.C.’s Company | E has built a repertoire and reputation, which has earned it engagements on five continents in 30 countries, and four, evening-length commissions from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Company | E’s Professional Repertory Dance Company, comprised of seven salaried dancers, collaborates with international and national artists in dance, music and performance art, and with the diplomatic missions of the world. It has created evening-length programs from Israel, the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories, Spain, Poland, Cuba, and Colombia. Garnering praise from publications like Haaretz in Israel as “a company deserving of its reputation as one of America’s finest,” Company | E and its team of dancers and performers also spearhead Broadway Bound for the U.S. Department of State, bringing the Broadway experience around the world in an evening-length revue that highlights local performers, often featuring casts of up to 200 local artists.