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Eryc Taylor Dance Presents Four World Premieres At The Ailey Citigroup Theater 10/6


Eryc Taylor Dance, a New York City-based company devoted to the exploration of innovative and theatrical choreography on pointe, presents four World Premieres at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weil Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th Street at Ninth Avenue, NYC on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, $35 with post-show reception) and are available through SmartTix at 212-868-4444,

Eryc Taylor Dance will present four world premieres: an as-yet-untitled dance set to Harry Gregson-Williams' All Others Pay Cash from the soundtrack of the film The Taking of Pelham 123; a duet set to the music of The White Stripes, Ginga (pronounced Jenga), the fundamental movement in capoeira, an Afro-Brailian art form combining elements of martial arts, dance, games and music; InsideOut, a pas de deux evoking both fragility and strength, set to music by Sebastian by Terry Davies & The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Erik Satie's Gnossiennes No.1 - Lent, performed by Lang Lang; and Somewhere//Out There, performed by a quintet to three sections of music: Michael Fakesch's Vacancy Variant Acid Remix, Dario Marianelli's With My Own Eyes, and Conrad Kaneshiro's Autumn. The evening will also include Eminent Domain (2009), a dark, powerful, non-traditional piece danced on pointe by six forceful women who are intensely aware of their individual strengths, but who create a greater collective power together and The Look (2009), a solo that speaks to the memory of the loss of a first love, inspired by the song The Look of Love by Dusty Springfield.

Dancers: DWayne Brown, Jenna Dannenberger, Isabel Fernandez, Erin Ginn, Lydia Haug, Rachel Hamrick, Hope Kroog, Carly Mayer, and Shane Ohmer. Costume design is by Tonatiuh Otero.

Eryc Taylor Dance is devoted to the exploration of innovative and theatrical choreography on pointe. The company, currently in its inaugural year, presented a preview performance at Dance Theater Workshop in May 2009 and a Works in Progress at the 92nd Street Y in September 2008.

Eryc Taylor (artistic director) is a native of Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA in Dance from University of the Arts/Philadelphia and his MFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has studied abroad at London Contemporary School of Dance and in Paris at the Centre de Danse du Marais and has received several major scholarships including a residency at Jacob's Pillow. Eryc spent two years with the Cunningham Dance Foundation Repertory Understudy Group and has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, Group Motion, Paul Taylor, Milton Meyers, Sean Curran, and Gus Solomons Jr. He has collaborated with such artists as Germaul Barnes, Laura Peterson, and Ying-Ying Shiau. His choreography has been presented nationally and internationally. Eryc has produced site-specific dance theater installations in Key West, Florida as well as two summer dance festivals in Martha's Vineyard called "Dance Martha Dance!" His work has also been seen at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Joyce SoHo, The Second Avenue Dance Theater, NYU, Dance New Amsterdam's APAP festival and Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.

The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weil Center for Dance,
405 W. 55th Street at Ninth Avenue, NYC
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8pm
Tickets $25 ($20 for students, $35 with post-show reception)
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Photo Credit: Garvey Rich

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