Company E has a small roster (just five dancers led by artistic directors Kathryn Sydell Pilkington and Paul Gordon Emerson), but it deals with big ideas. Making its Texas debut with NEXT: An Evening of Choreography of Israel and Spain, the Washington, D. C. based group presents six pieces concocted by an eclectic group of international choreographers and composers. Rachel Erdos, based in Tel Aviv, worked with Company E on her piece for two, Alma, which uses apples to discuss relationships. ''The apples are a metaphor,'' Erdos said in a Company E-produced video about Alma. ''The whole dance is done with apples; they put them in different parts of their body. They have to really be in sync with each other to pass it from here to there, between the one's legs. It's what happens when you look for a relationship. You want to know that you're in the same pacing and same timing as somebody else.''
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Also on the program are Theater of Public Secrets by Israel-born Ronen Koresh, which examines interpersonal struggles through fluid movement and gesture work, and You Go First by New York City native Loni Landon, which features two women playing with space and time and is set to a score by Icelandic cellist Hildur Gun-adóttir. NEXT is the final performance in the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center's 33rd Annual Dance Month celebration.
Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., 2013