Eryc Taylor Dance in Mexico Workshops. Outreach. Impact.
The Dance Enthusiast | FEBRUARY 7, 2018
On His Company's Third Tour to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Eryc Reflects on His Work and Plans to Return: Eryc Taylor and company members Nicole Baker, Chris Bell, Taylor Ennen, AJ Guevara, and Alex Tenreiro Theis traveled to Chocholá and Mérida in Yucatán, Mexico this past November — their third tour to the country. Their program in Chocholá included free public concerts, workshops for professional dancers, and movement expression workshops for young survivors of violence, mistreatment, and abuse. In Mérida, ETD hosted outreach movement workshops with young residents from Refugio Casa Crisal AC, an orphanage for girls. The tour concluded with a show at the International Dance Festival Avant Garde at Teatro José Peón Contreras.
Eryc taylor dance features
Eryc Taylor and ETD were featured in the press numerous times throughout 2017. Below are the most recent:
NOV 13 | ERYC TAYLOR DANCE TOUR TO MEXICO
GUEST BLOG BY Eryc Taylor Dance
BROADWAY WORLD | NOVEMBER 25, 2017
We've just wrapped our incredible weeklong tour of the state of Yucatán, Mexico, with meetings, workshops, rehearsals, performances and a press conference. This was Eryc Taylor Dance's third tour of the Yucatán, and second year performing at the grand Teatro José Peon Contreras in Mérida in the International Dance Festival Avant Garde.
A POSTCARD FROM ERYC TAYLOR
Dance Enthusiast | October 9, 2017
Chaise Lung is a dark comedy tango piece I choreographed in collaboration with chorographer Laura Peterson and performed in 1992 at the The Kunsthaus Tacheles in East Berlin, Germany. The revival of Chaise Lung makes it the oldest piece in ETD repertory and coincidentally, the most difficult to re-stage, choreograph, set, and rehearse.
Last year, while doing some dreaded spring cleaning, I happened to find an old, dusty VHS tape supposedly containing the original performance of Chaise Lung, at the Kunsthaus Tacheles. Fast forward a month (and a film store visit) and I found myself watching the salvaged performance, complete with white noise and reverb like a true VHS recording should be from 1992...
ERYC TAYLOR: MUSIC FOR CONTEMPORARY
DANCE TEACHER | OCTOBER 1, 2017
The founder and artistic director of Eryc Taylor Dance not only choreographs for and directs the company he started 11 years ago, he also works with composer to create original music. "I try not to use prerecorded music anymore," says Taylor. "All the music is from the original composers." From classical to electronic, he's collaborated with composer Gerald Busby, who created music for Paul Taylor's Runes (1975), and with London-based electronic DJ Swarm Intelligence on a new piece, Cycles.
Eryc Taylor Dance Expands Outreach Programs, Offering Healing and More
Broadway world | July 7, 2017
Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD), Eryc Taylor, Artistic Director, announced today an expansion of the company's ETD OUTREACH PROGRAM Movement Expression Workshops, which assist chemotherapy patients, individuals in supportive housing and organizations offering integrated behavioral health care and support services. The Workshop programs use dance as a tool to inspire, heal, and build communities, while serving to improve participants' physical and mental health...
This Outreach Program Proves That Dance is a Powerful Healing Tool
DANCE magazine | june 1, 2017
Eryc Taylor, director of Eryc Taylor Dance, began a movement workshop at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health four years ago. From there, his outreach work has grown exponentially: his company now leads 17 workshops a week all across New York City, working with mental health patients, people living in supportive housing, chemotherapy patients and addicts. The dancers have even traveled to Mexico, where they led workshops with orphans who've been abused...
Eryc Taylor Dance to Perform at Dancers for Good Benefit Show
DANCE TEACHER | MAY 17, 2017
Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will perform at the Dancers for Good benefit performance in East Hampton on June 3. Actress, singer and dancer Bebe Neuwirth will host the 2017 fundraiser that will benefit The Actors Fund, The Dancers' Resource/Career Transition For Dancers and the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Dancers for Good was created in 2016 to raise funds in support of the arts and the local community...
MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE
Basements, brownstones, luxury buildings – inside, an army of creative New Yorkers working their asses off chasing the dream. Pass MiMA, on W42nd Street, and you’d assume it was just another residential high-rise. But enter its glossy lobby, take the elevator, follow a meandering corridor, and you find yourself in the mother ship of a contemporary dance company with its heart in the community...