Founded in 2001, Washington Rock Modern Company, also known as MoCo, trains dancers ages nine to eighteen in modern technique, improvisation, and composition. Each year, MoCo produces an entirely original evening length work that explores the idea of creating big art through big concepts. The practice of offering students an opportunity to study a concept through evening length dance allows them develop life long skill sets and a deep understanding of ideas. The students are integral in the development of the concept from the infancy of the project. They help to create the movement language, develop characters, and help organize the over arching structure of the work.
The Washington Rock Modern Company bridges the gap between the pre-professional and professional dancers, by allowing MoCo members to dance alongside professionals throughout the year at various theatre and site-specific venues.
MoCo meets Wednesdays from September to June in our Dunellen location. Each dancer’s level is decided upon entrance into the company and is based upon age and ability.