CityDance Is Right at Home
By Lisa Traiger for The Washington Post
AT JUST seven years old, CityDance Ensemble is experiencing a growth spurt. This little company that could, founded on a whim and a fancy when choreographer Tara Pierson Dunning presented a group work at a Joy of Motion Dance Project showcase, has been growing like Jack's magic beanstalk. In December, the troupe was invited to St. Petersburg as the opening attraction of the Mussorgsky State Theater's modern dance festival, and it will return to Russia in 2004. In January, Dance Magazine named the company one of "25 to Watch" in a roundup of international dance artists.
This weekend, the troupe scales another height. Thursday night it opened a four-night run at Dance Place with a program dedicated to African American choreographers. This is the first time Washington's most prolific dance presenter has dedicated four consecutive nights to a local troupe. click for more