At the center of Everett’s activities is the Company, a diverse ensemble of professional artists. The Company was founded in Providence in 1986, and has since gained substantial national recognition for its unique creative vision, social consciousness, and effective youth programs. The Company creates original dance theater performances, produces film and video, carries out a wide range of educational programs, and mentors new generations of young artists.
Productions are developed through a research-driven multi-year process that is improvisational, collaborative, and curious: the process is a tool to examine questions of urgent interest to the ensemble. The Company’s original works use dance, theatre, and video to explore themes ranging from science to labor to family. Over the past 25 years, Everett’s concert works have toured throughout the country to critical acclaim at venues including Dance Theatre Workshop (NYC), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA), the Spoleto Festival (Charlestown, NC), the Skirball Center (LA) , and the Walker Center for the Arts (Minneapolis, MN).
Everett’s repertoire also includes educational performances and workshops that are interactive, entertaining, and tied to students’ curriculum. The Company specializes in team-building and leadership development programs, which have been used for teacher and principal retreats.