Martha Graham Studio Theater

55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014

+ EARTH IS CREATED (SOLD OUT)

FRIDAY MARCH 29 - 8:00 PM

Choreographer: Robert Marke Burke
Composer: Daniel Tobias
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+ MAN IS BORN

FRIDAY MAY 10 - 8:00 PM

Choreographer: Jordan Ryder
Composer: Salomon Lerner
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+ CIVILIZATIONS RISE

FRIDAY JUNE 21 - 8:00 PM

Choreographer: Gierre Godley
Composer: Daniel Tobias
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+ MAN FORGETS EARTH

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 - 1:00 PM

Choreographer: Eryn Renee Young
Composer: Salomon Lerner
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+ MOTHER NATURE'S WARNINGS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 13 - 1:00 PM

Choreographer: Aaron McGloin
Composer: Gerald Busby
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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 Dancewill 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 aworkshop presentation series at Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street (Greenwich Village) in NYC. Performances will begin with Robert Mark Burke’s Earth is Created, at 8pmonFriday, March 29. Tickets are free with suggested donation.

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.

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.”


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 New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).