NEW PROGRAMS & GRANTS / by Andrew Tran

ACACIA NETWORK

Eryc Taylor Dance is proud and excited to announce that the Julio Martinez Memorial Fund has approved the grant request to create a 3-month workshop residency at 7 new sites under the Acacia Network. The workshops will occur 7 times a week, an hour per workshop, once at each of the following residences: MIMS, Mosholu, 974 Prospect, Kelly Street, 1794 Anthony, 1812 Andrews, and 1628 University. A special thank you to Lorraine Coleman, Acacia's Administrator for Support Housing, for believing in the program and the power of movement. Workshops start in January 2017!

NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER

ETD's 5-week movement therapy pilot program at NYU Langone Medical Center (at the Perlmutter Cancer Center) just ended in November! The results speak for themselves as NYU instantly renewed the proram with a $10,000 grant to continue starting in January 2017! A huge thank you goes out to The Auxiliary and its president, Doris Farelly for making the funding possible. A special thank you to Dr. Marleen Meyeres & Diane Rosenstein for their belief and passion in the program. Some words from the instructor, Jennifer Giuglianotti, about one of the patients:

She expressed that although she sometimes did not “feel like coming”, she looked forward to it because it was the only time she exercised, was creative, and got to dance. We created a dance routine through sharing leadership roles, did some barre work to strengthen muscles, as well as yoga and breathing. She told stories about her life and experience the whole time as we moved. Because it was just the two of us we were able to bond in a unique way— She hugged me when she left the room after each session. She continuously asked me if the group would be continuing.

NEW CHOREOGRAPHER GRANT

If you missed our email newsletters, you may not have seen that the ETD New Choreographer Grant applications are now OPEN. Every year, Eryc Taylor Dance gives out three grants to young, aspiring NYC-based choreographers. Eryc works with each of them and guides them through the process of creating a new piece. A works-in-progress showing is hosted by ETD for the grant recipients after three months. Applications are already rolling in!

ETD OUTREACH

With the rate of expansion of ETD's movement workshop programs, it made sense to create a website specifically focusing ETD's community outreach, programs, and goals. At its core, Eryc Taylor Dance is still dance company. ETD Outreach is a result of the passion to use movement as a method of healing and discovery, a tool to build communities, and a shield against sedentary life.

The website will be launched this December!