In a visual, physical and auditory “wake up call” to the impact of our actions on global warming, Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) announces EARTH, a full-length collaborative dance event incorporating original choreography by ETD Artistic Director Eryc Taylor and five past recipients of the company’s New Choreographer Grant, a platform offering young, aspiring NYC-based choreographers the funds needed to create and present a new dance work.
The ETD choreographic grant recipients will each receive 21 hours of studio space for rehearsals and will be assigned a composer with whom to create original music. Composers Salomon Lerner and Daniel Tobias have committed to the project. Eryc Taylor Dance will also provide the choreographers with costume designers, prop/multimedia specialists and ETD dancers for the performance. Choreographers will be selecting "guest" dancers from each of their companies.
All EARTH workshop presentations will begin with a ten-minute “behind the scenes” video and will conclude with a question and answer session. Eryc Taylor will choreograph the opening and closing segments of EARTH, The Big Bang and Earth on Life Support, to be first shown at the EARTH world premiere. *Workshop lineup below.
According to Mr. Taylor, “Our goal is to transport the audience and convince them to take action. We aim to start a dialogue about what we can do to be better human beings and how to best address global warming. The workshops are educational… materials handed out at each showing will demonstrate better habits for recycling, conserving energy, and what we as dancers can do to help the chronic crisis of global warming. The impact of global warming locally, and internationally, will be explored.”
Jordan Ryder's workshop will be presented on May 10, 2019, 8 p.m., at the Martha Graham Studio Theater. Workshops will be followed by a Q/A and global warming information session. More information can be found at etd.nyc/earth.
Eryc Taylor Dance New Choreographer Grant recipients Gierre Godley of Project 44, Aaron McGloin of Aaron McGloin Dance, Jordan Ryder of RyderDance, Eryn Renee Young of XAOC Contemporary Ballet and Robert Mark Burke of Robert Mark Dance are each creating work for Eryc Taylor Dance EARTH, a new, full-length program to address global warming. Supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The grant recipients will preview their EARTH choreography in five independent workshop presentations at Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street (Greenwich Village) in NYC. The second workshop, featuring the work of Jordan Ryder (RyderDance), will take place Friday, May 11 at 8pm, with "Man is Born." FREE with suggested donation. Program includes film, performance, Q/A. Eryc Taylor Dance: http://etd.nyc/ Tickets: etd.nyc/earth Phone: 917-701-7477 (Press release below.)
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Eryc Taylor Dance Creates Program To Address
Five ETD New Choreographer Grant Recipients to
Create and Preview EARTH Choreography in
Independent Workshop Presentations
Second workshop on May 11 at
Martha Graham Studio Theater