Five ETD New Choreographer Grant Recipients to Create and Preview "EARTH" Choreography in Independent Workshop Presentations - First Workshop on March 29 at Martha Graham Studio Theater
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.
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 will each create new choreography for the 2019 premiere of the seven-part EARTH program. The five choreographer works in development will be previewed throughout 2019 in workshop presentations, beginning with a ten-minute “behind the scenes” video and concluding with a question and answer session.
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, Daniel Tobias and Gerald Busby 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.
The production of EARTH is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). EARTH is also made possible by a grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation.
"EARTH" workshop series lineup:
"Earth is Created"- Friday, March 29th at 8:00pm - Choreographer: Robert Mark Burke; Composer: Daniel Tobias
"Man is Born" - Friday, May 10th at 8:00pm - Choreographer: Jordan Ryder; Composer: Salomon Lerner
"Civilizations Rise" - Sunday, June 23rd at 1pm - Choreographer: Gierre Godley; Composer: Daniel Tobias
"Man Forgets the Earth" - Sunday, September 8th at 1pm - Choreographer: Eryn Renee Young; Composer: Salomon Lerner
"Mother Nature Sends Warnings" – Sunday, October 13th at 1pm - Choreographer: Aaron McGloin; Composer: Gerald Busby