Eryc Taylor Dance Returns To 'Dancers For Good' To Benefit The Actors Fund

Eryc Taylor Dance Returns To 'Dancers For Good' To Benefit The Actors FundEryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will join Paul Taylor Dance and five other dance companies at "Dancers For Good" benefit evening at Guild Hall,158 Main Street in East Hampton, New York on Friday, July 20 at 7:00pm. It is the second consecutive year Eryc Taylor Dance will participate this fundraising event.

A seven-minute excerpt of the company's 2017 work, "Cycles" (world premiere at José Peón Contreras in Mérida, Mexico, commissioned by Douglas Sills of The Sills Foundation) will be presented on invitation from Michael Apuzzo, co-founder of the Dancers for Good Foundation and current Paul Taylor Dance Company member. The evening will also include performances by Amy Marshall Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Pam Tanowitz Dance and Rock the Ballet.

The "Dancers For Good" benefit evening will honor Broadway great Chita Rivera with Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and actress, singer and dancer Bebe Neuwirth with a Dance Humanitarian Award.

Proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund and its vast array of services, including the Dancers' Resource/Career Transition for Dancers, a program of The Actors Fund, in addition to The Dancers' Resource Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, HIV/AIDS Initiative, Women's Health Initiative, Senior Services/The Actors Fund Home, Disaster Resources, Addiction and Recovery Services, and other vital programs.

This special event will also include a BROADWAY tribute performance to Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth by Stephanie Pope (Chicago The Musical, Fosse, Pippin, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sweet Charity).

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Eryc Taylor Dance was established in NYC in 2006 with a mission to advance the appreciation of movement through creating and presenting original performances, conducting master classes and curating movement-based community outreach workshops. Eryc Taylor Dance has been home to over twenty New York City dancers since its founding. Each year ETD awards three New Choreographer Grants in the amount of $1000 to emerging New York City-based choreographers for each to fund the creation of a new work. The ETD "New Choreographer 2018 Works in Progress" showcase will take place this year on Saturday, October 13 at The Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St in NYC.

The Eryc Taylor Dance "Community and International Outreach" program specifically uses dance as a tool to inspire, heal and build communities for populations who might not otherwise have access to movement programs. The ETD "mobile" program currently conducts twenty weekly workshops for the following organizations: PCMH, ACMH, Good Shepherd, Felix Organization, Fountain House, and Acacia Network. VIDEO. Read DANCE MAGAZINE May, 2017 profile Eryc Taylor Outreach Program: This Outreach Program Proves That Dance Is a Powerful Healing Tool.

The Marta Heflin Foundation has awarded funds to Eryc Taylor Dance and ETD Outreach for the third consecutive year. The awarded funds have directly increased the reach and impact of each of ETD programs, from weekly movement workshops across NYC to original, self-produced works shown internationally.

Eryc Taylor Dance celebrated their 11th NYC season in October 2017 at Martha Graham Studio Theater.

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