Eng and Friends Dance Company

Eng and Friends Dance Company

Eng Matthews  

 

 Photo credit: Kris Rodriguez

 

Eng Matthews founded Eng and Friends Dance Company in August 2008.  Eng received his dance training at the Chestnut Street Dance Academy in Philadelphia and a scholarship under the guidance of Donald Lunsford from the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts (1999-2002). He then joined PHILADANCO’s 2nd company, Danco2, in 2003 and danced one year with them. In 2002, he performed with some of hip-hop’s dance legends as a special guest of Rennie Harris (Pure Movement), at the "Legends of Hip Hop" series. He has worked with and performed works by Zane Booker, Stephen Welsh and Paul Turner.  Eng, along with his identical twin brother, have also danced for a variety of local R&B and rap artists as back ground dancers. Mr. Matthews joined New LeJa Dance Company under the artistic direction of Jaye Allison in 2004 and danced two seasons with them. He is also a former dancer with Underground Dance Works, directed by Charles Tyson. Eng has taught basic beginner classes and praise dance to inner city young adults and pre-school children at two local churches in Philadelphia.

View a live performance of

SaWu: Safe Again With You

http://vimeo.com/2269207

 

View our promotional video of video samples:

 Eng and Friends Dance Co. Promo Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up Coming Performances:

 

NEW SEASON INFO COMING SOON 2016

 

Philly Fringe Festival
September 6th, 2008
Arch Street UMC
55 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Time: 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
 
5th Annual Jam for Jess
September 20, 2008
Mandell Theater, 33rd & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: 7:00 p.m.
 
Be Greatful! Concert/Anniversary
November 1, 2008
Luther Place Memorial Church
1226 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Time: 8:00 p.m.
 
Community Education Ctr. (CEC)
Etc. Performance Series
(Eng performing a solo)
December 6th and 7th, 2008
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: 8:00 p.m.
 
12th Annual
Mountain Dance Concert
Sunday, Jan. 25th, 2009
The Sherman Theater (Pocono)
524 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Time: 2:00 p.m.
 
Community Education Ctr. (CEC)
Etc. Performance Series
February 7th and 8th, 2009
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: 8:00 p.m.
 
CANCELLED PIECE
Swarthmore College Faculty
Dance Concert
Lang Performing Arts Center
(Eng performing a solo)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA
Saturday, February 14th, 2009
Time:  8:00 p.m.
*** Free Admission ***
 
"The White Party"
Philly's 1st Annual White Party
Sexy Men & Women in all White
Saturday, July 25th, 2009
10pm til 2:30am
Scheduled performance at 11:30pm
Philadelphia Kimmel Ctr. for the
Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets $60 contact Dean at:
 
 Celebrating our 1 year Anniversary Celebration
Friday, July 24th 2009 - 11pm @
The Rain Lounge
120 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Please sign up for guest list by sending an email to:
subject line "Anniversary Party"
 
Philly Fringe Festival
Are We They?
Scott Park Dance Company:
Dangerous And Movin
Sunday, Sept. 6th at 7pm
Monday, Sept. 7th at 8pm
CHI Movement Arts Center
1316 South 9th Street
Tickets $10
 
Philly Fringe Festival
Premiering "Uncharted Land"
Collaboration Project "Passion" with Serendipity Dance Ensemble
and Scott Park Dance Company
Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2009 at 7pm Sunday, Sept. 13th, 2009 at 6pm
954 Dance Movement Collective
954 North 8th Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA (Northern Liberties)
Tickets $15
 
TLC Community Choir Fundraiser
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tabernacle Luthern Church
59th and Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
We will performing "I Try"
Time: 7:30pm
Free will offering
 
6th Annual Jam for Jess
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Mandell Theater, 33rd & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: 7:00 p.m.
 
October Gallery
Phila. Int'l Art Expo
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM
Liacouras Center-Temple University
1776 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Adults $10
Seniors/Students $5
Children under 12 FREE
 
2010 Season Audition
Friday, December 4th, 2009
Time:  8pm
Please register via email at:
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