ETD had a terrific open rehearsal on April 25th. Cristobal Ocaña, a producer of the International Dance Festival Avant Garde, and his dancers from Umbral Danza Compania were visiting New York and able to attend. Renowned photographer Laurent Badessi also showed up! Four new works in progress were presented, showcasing some of Eryc's choreography for the upcoming season.
ETD is very excited to be working with Mr. Ocaña for the second year in a row, as the company was invited back to perform at the International Dance Festival Avant Garde in September. Eryc was also honored to receive an award from Ocaña for working with the "vulnerable minority children of the Yucatan," on ETD's last tour.
A documentary of our previous experience there will be coming out in June. We are also thrilled by the prospect of shooting with Laurent, who has created remarkable work in his field and garnered success both in the U.S. and abroad.