Motion X bridges the gap between the human experience and contemporary dance. We create inclusive work that promotes thought, while celebrating the artistic and technical skill of our dancers.
It is our vision that Motion X Dance DC creates a profound connection between the performing arts and the human experience. As a dance company we connect with our audience on a deeper level, offering an emotional experience that encourages community growth and acceptance. Motion X prides itself on offering a safe environment where artists can completely expose their true selves through dance and choreography. We utilize the creativity and individuality of our artists by providing opportunities for them to explore their concepts through movement. The variety of creative voices keeps our work consistently circulating fresh perspectives and ideas and aligns with our core values of the work we present on stage. Motion X Dance highly values dance education. Our passion for training young artists is prevalent in our workshops and intensives as we have developed programs that offer a springboard for dancers moving towards a professional career. Motion X Dance is a unique dance force in Washington DC, opening up new partnerships and connections in the surrounding community. Through outreach and in service to our community, we hope use the healing and therapeutic powers of dance to bring joy to underprivileged communities around us. In doing so we will stay true to our mission, showcasing technical strength while generating innovation in the performing arts.
We strive to present diverse choreography that speaks to many types of people, showcasing the athleticism and talent of our artists. The artists of Motion X are diverse in their own way, each bringing a specific voice and language to our repertory. The technical skill and ability to adapt stylistically allows them to move together, shaping a cohesive unit.
We constantly seek ways to innovate when it comes to presenting contemporary dance. We find an original voice through collaboration with artists of diverse art forms or pull inspiration from our own personal experiences. We also seek to create opportunities for emerging choreographers and artists, allowing them to work alongside experienced movers in a positive and constructive environment. Through this process we aim to cite current and relevant concepts and ideas, bringing them to the forefront of our choreography.
Motion X performances offer a visceral experience for the audience, generating inner thought and self reflection. Audiences leave feeling fulfilled and that they were fully immersed in our performance. We believe strongly that dance has the power to connect a community in ways that other art forms cannot. Our choreography offers a visceral reaction by exposing feelings kept inside, externally through movement.
As a repertory company we present works from an eclectic range of choreographers that draw parallels to our own movement language, but offer it in their own artistic voice. We strive to use familiar topics and human issues to present work that offers a different point of view or alternative perspective for the viewer. Motion X Dance DC has become a melting-pot of talent bringing in artists from Austin(TX), Atlanta(GA), and New York City, that bring their concepts to life by utilizing trashcan percussionists, multimedia designers, and more. We believe in the collaborative process and use it as a means to elevate our work in an effort to fulfill our mission.