Eryc Taylor Dance Heats Up the Summer Season with Festival Performances Throughout the Northeast Area ETD Premieres First Sections of an Evening Length Work, Earth at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on July 16th World Premiere of The Offering at Dancers For Good on July 19th ETD Travels to Provincetown for Cape Dance Festival on July 27th New York, NY, July 1, 2019-
As the temperature begins to rise, Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will be heating up the summer with a number of festival showcases throughout the Greater Northeast region. The company will be premiering a work-in-progress piece, Earth, new choreography by commission of Dancers for Good and a current work of the company’s repertoire, all throughout the month of July. As a “wake up call” to the impact of our actions on our global climate crisis, ETD is continues to produce EARTH- a full-length collaborative immersive dance experience featuring original choreography by Artistic Director, Eryc Taylor and two past recipients of the company’s New Choreographer’s Grant- Robert Mark Burke and Jordan Ryder, scored by commissioned composers Solomon Lerner and Daniel Tobias.
The company will debut the first three sections of the evening length work on Tuesday, July 16th at 7pm which will commence at The Sundial in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) presented as site-specific performances moving throughout the garden. Prior to the performance, ETD will be hosting an exclusive wine reception to support the Marta Heflin $30,000 Match Grant for EARTH, with 20% of the proceeds to go towards Greenpeace USA. Tickets range from $150-$1,000 (tax deductible). For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This showing is in conjunction with the BBG’s Twilight Tuesdays- a new summer series where guests are invited to visit the garden and stay for special evening programming. The ETD EARTH dance event is free with admission to the garden. For more information, please visit the BBG website at EARTH at BBG
The ETD summer season continues with a world premiere to be performed at the Dancers for Good benefit on Friday, July19th at 7pm at the Guild Hall of East Hampton John Drew Theater located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. Micheal Apuzzo, a Producer of Dancers for Good and Principal Dancer of Paul Taylor Dance Company and The Actors Fund, commissioned Artistic Director Eryc Taylor to choreograph a special solo titled, The Offering, to be performed by Mr. Apuzzo and make its world premiere at the event. As the Hampton’s biggest dance benefit for the fourth year in a row, the program will highlight a full roster of world-class dance companies, choreographers and dancers, under one roof, for one night only. Other program performers include appearances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Amy Marshall Dance, special honorees of Tony-Award Winner Tony Mitchell and dance legends Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, hosted by Cady Huffman. This year’s proceeds will go to The Actors Fund and their large array of programs and services in support of artists. Tickets are on sale for what has become an annual favorite on the Hamptons social calendar. For more information, please visit the Dancers for Good website at https://dancersforgood.org.
Now in its seventh year, the Cape Dance Festival presents an evening of dance at the Province Lands Outdoor Amphitheater in Provincetown, MA showcasing some of the highest-caliber of American choreographers, dancers and dance companies. ETD will be performing Grand Duo on Saturday, July 27th at 6pm at Racepoint Beach as part of a one-night-only engagement. Conceived by co-founders Stacey-Jo Marine and Liz Wolff, the festival strives to build community through the enjoyment of world-class dance to the residents and visitors of Cape Cod. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information please visit their website at http://capedancefestival.com.
Upcoming Performances EARTH Part Four: Man Forgets Earth Martha Graham Studio Theater, NYC- September 8th at 1pm EARTH Part Five: Mother Nature’s Warning Martha Graham Studio Theater, NYC- October 13th at 1pm About Eryc Taylor Dance Building community through movement, Eryc Taylor Dance (est. 2006) is a New York City based not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance appreciation of movement through creating and presenting original performances, conducting master classes, and curating movement based community outreach. For more information, please visit the company website at: etd.nyc