Eryc Taylor Dance addresses Global Warming

Posted on: 3/25/2019 4:45PM

Global Warming Dance Series - EARTHIn 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 seven-part EARTH program. The five choreographers’ works-in-development will be previewed throughout 2019 in a workshop presentation series at Martha Graham Studio Theater, located at 55 Bethune Street (Greenwich Village) in NYC. Performances will begin with Robert Mark Burke’s Earth is Created at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29. Tickets are free (with suggested donation) at www.etd.nyc/earth

 

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. ETD will also provide the choreographers with costume designers, prop/multimedia specialists and ETD dancers for the performance. Choreographers will also be selecting "guest" dancers from each of their companies.

 

All EARTH workshop presentations will begin with a 10-minute “behind the scenes” video and will conclude with a question-and-answer session. 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. See the full workshop lineup below.

 

According to 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.”

 

The production of EARTH is made possible in part with public funds, as well as by a grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation. For more information, head to www.etd.nyc

 

EARTH Workshop Series

 

Earth is Created- Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m.

Choreographer: Robert Mark Burke

Composer: Daniel Tobias

 

Man is Born - Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

Choreographer: Jordan Ryder

Composer: Salomon Lerner

 

Civilizations Rise - Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m.

Choreographer: Gierre Godley

Composer: Daniel Tobias

 

Man Forgets the Earth - Sunday, September 8 at 1 p.m.

Choreographer: Eryn Renee Young

Composer: Salomon Lerner

 

Mother Nature Sends Warnings – Sunday, October 13 at 1 p.m.

Choreographer: Aaron McGloin

Composer: Daniel Tobias

 

Photo courtesy of Adria Rolnik.



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