Eryc Taylor Dance Presents U.S. Premiere of THE EXHIBIT, 10/15
Eryc Taylor Dance will present the U.S. premiere of The Exhibit, a new immersive evening of dance featuring five contemporary dance works, running for six performances, October 15 - 18, 2015 at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W. 14th Street, The Exhibit features five works with multiple narratives, choreographed by Eryc Taylor in collaboration with company members. The pieces will be performed consecutively in one large performance space; the audience will be seated intimately around the dancers, within steps of the performance.
The Company will preview The Exhibit at the Howl! Happening Gallery, 6 East 1st Street (between Bowery and Second Aves), on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 pm, presented in collaboration with artist, designer and sculptor Scooter LaForge's "How To Create A Monsterpiece" show, and inspired by the avant-garde motifs of LaForge's art. Visit www.howlarts.org.
The Exhibit features company members Jessica Aronoff, Caroline Brethenoux, Shoko Fujita, Jessica Featherson, Roberto Lara, Timothy Patterson and Camille Workman.
The Premieres Include:
The Hunt, choreographed by Eryc Taylor for five dancers to a commissioned score by Salomon Lerner features dancers Caroline Brethenoux, Camille Workman, Jessica Aronoff, Shoko Fujita, and Jessica Featherson.
The Box, choreographed by Eryc Taylor in collaboration with Jesus Olivera to a commissioned score by Salomon Lerner, features Caroline Brethenoux, Camille Workman and Jessica Arnoff.
The Time, choreographed by Eryc Taylor to a commissioned score by Salomon Lerner, is a solo featuring Timothy Patterson.
Lumen, a duet choreographed by Eryc Taylor featuring dancers Timothy Patterson and Camille Workman, features light projection and video mapping by digital artist Nitemind.
The Limelight, a full-company work choreographed by Eryc Taylor to George Kranz's Din Da Da, recorded by Kevin Aviance.
Eryc Taylor studied at the London Contemporary School of Dance and the Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris and holds degrees in dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Taylor has been awarded several major scholarships and a residency at Jacob's Pillow, and spent two years with the Cunningham Dance Foundation Repertory Understudy Group. He has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, Group Motion, Paul Taylor, Milton Meyers, Sean Curran and Gus Solomons Jr. and has collaborated with artists such as Todd Yeager, Jason Levine, Scooter LaForge and Mark Beard. Taylor's choreography has been presented worldwide and he has produced several sight- specific dance installations, and produced the Dance, Martha Dance! dance festival in Martha's Vineyard. His work has been seen at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Joyce Soho, NYU's Second Avenue Dance Company, Dance Theater Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam's APAP festival, Joe's Pub and New York Live Arts.
Eryc Taylor Dance was founded in 2006 with a mission to advance appreciation of dance by creating and presenting original performances, conducting master classes and workshops, and awarding grants to aspiring choreographers. ETD's choreography seeks to find, explore and execute new points of view and combine varied styles of dance on and off pointe. ETD collaborates with digital artists and contemporary composers to fuse current technology with the classical compositions of music and dance, specializing in mapping and light projections to create ethereal extensions of the dancers and stimulate the visual senses. The Company has been home to over twenty New York City dancers since its founding. Every year, ETD provides three emerging New York-based choreographers with $1000 grants to fund the creation of a new piece and subsequently produces and hosts a work-in-progress show featuring each of the new works.
The Alchemical is an artist-run salon for experimental theater, music, fashion and performance, committed to developing the social potential of performance, and actively fostering discourse between artists and the public. The Alchemical is a true laboratory where artists can engage in the research and development of new work through rehearsal, teaching and performance. By providing affordable space to both emerging artists and established organizations who seek an intimate work environment, The Alchemical supports research into the contemporary meaning and nature of live performance.
The Exhibit will play six performances, October 15 - 18, according to the following schedule: Thursday, October 15 at 8pm; Friday October 16 at 7 and 8:30 pm; Saturday, October 17 at 7 and 8:30 pm; and Sunday, October 18 at 2 pm. Tickets are $39 and are available online at www.ovationtix.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory is located at 104 W. 14th Street at Union Square.
For further information, visit www.eryctaylordance.com.