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Land Earth Sea Cloud Sky

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Artist: Jeri Coppola

Premiere: April 2018

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Runtime: 6 minutes

A ballet for 4 women

Original Cast: Debra Bona, Katie Eshbach, Jacline Henrichs, Fernanda Yamaguchi

This ballet was commissioned by Norte Maar in 2018 for CounterPointe 6: a program pairing women choreographers with women visual artists to create collaborative dance works.

Violin Variation in D

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: February 2018

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Runtime: 4 minutes

A ballet for 4 women

Original Cast: Kathleen Bollana, Debra Bona, Danielle Rutherford, Fernanda Yamaguchi

Bartok Suite

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: September 2017

Music: Bela Bartok

Runtime: 6 minutes

A ballet for 7 women

Original Cast: Kathleen Bollana, Debra Bona, Katie Eshbach,

Jacline Henrichs, Danielle Rutherford, Michelle Thompson Ulerich, Fernanda Yamaguchi

The creation of this ballet was made possible by Norte Maar's creative and performance residency: Dance at Socrates. We are grateful to be a 2017 resident artist.

The World Contained II

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: April 2017

Artist: Leslie Kerby

Sound: Elisheba Ittoop

Animation: Lianne Arnold

Runtime: 4 minutes

A ballet for 5 women

Original Cast: Rawinan Asawakanjanakit, Debra Bona, Alanna Newkirk, Danielle Rutherford, Fernanda Yamaguchi

This ballet was commissioned by Norte Maar in 2017 for CounterPointe 5: a program pairing women choreographers with women visual artists to create collaborative dance works.

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: November 2016
Music: Raymond Enoksen

Runtime: 11 minutes

A ballet for 2-7 women

 

Original Cast: Rawinan Asawakanjanakit, Debra Bona, Kathleen Bollana,  Katie Eshbach, Rebecca Greenbaum, Jacline Henrichs, Alanna Newkirk, Danielle Rutherford, Michelle Thompson Ulerich, Fernanda Yamaguchi

This ballet is is loosely based on Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millenium,” and its five lectures on lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity. Mr. Calvino looks, through the lens of literature, at the qualities he deemed most valuable for the next generation. I approach them through the lens of movement, driven by the notion that artistic impulse is interchangeable across media.

The creation of this work was made possible through a space allowance by the Joffrey Dance Center in Queens, NY. 

Six Memos

The Edge of Sunset Gems

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young
Artist/Costume Design: Amanda Browder

Premiere: April 2016

Set Design: Amanda Browder [Future Phenomena]
Music: Apocalyptica

Runtime: 12 minutes

A ballet for 7 women and 1 man

 

Original Cast: Debra Bona, Kathleen Bollana, Chiara Gagliardo, Rebecca Greenbaum, Jacline Henrichs, Alanna Newkirk, Isaac Owens, Danielle Rutherford

This ballet was commissioned by Norte Maar in 2016 for CounterPointe 4:

a program pairing women choreographers with women visual artists to create collaborative dance works.

 

Choreographer Eryn Renee Young worked with artist Amanda Browder to create a three-part ballet with a cast of eight dancers. The set is a fabric-based sculpture that was originally installed on a building in Greenpoint Brooklyn. All the fabric was donated by people from the Brooklyn area and was sewn during three public sewing days. The costumes are an original design for this ballet and are made to integrate the fluidity of the dancers with the geometric characteristic of the colorful backdrop.

Sing, Sing, Sing

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: November 2015

Music: Benny Goodman

Runtime: 3 minutes

A ballet for 10 women and 2 men.

 

Original cast: Debra Bona, Maurice Dawkins, Rebecca Greenbaum, Chiara Gagliardo, Kathryn Harden, Jacline Henrichs, Charles Kolarich, Alanna Newkirk, Lauren Olofsson, Danielle Rutherford, Tanya Trombly Michelle Thompson Ulerich

Symphonie Miroir

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: works-in-progress showing at the Martha Graham Studio Theater 2014

Music: Bela Bartok

Runtime: 14 minutes

A ballet for 7 women and 1 man.

 

Original cast: Debra Bona, Jasmine Chiu, Katie Eshbach, Rebecca Greenbaum, Jacline Henrichs, Alanna Newkirk, Isaac Owens, Lauren Olofsson

 

This work was made possible by a New Choreographers Grant through Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc.

Allagi (The Consistency of Change)

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: April 2014 at the Brooklyn Dance Festival

Music: Kevin Keller

Runtime: 9 minutes

A ballet for 7 women.

 

Original cast: Debra Bona, Katie Eshbach, Rebecca Greenbaum, Jacline Henrichs, Alanna Newkirk, Lauren Olofsson, Danielle Rutherford

This ballet was a finalist in the 2015 Edward Villella Choreography Competition.

Redux Pas de Deux

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: October 2013 at the CounterPointe Series

Music: Les Tambours du Bronx

Runtime: 2:10

 

Original cast: Jacline Henrichs/Debra Bona, Sentell McDonald

Redux 

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: August 2013 at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival

Music: Les Tambours du Bronx

Runtime: 3:35

A ballet for 6 women.

 

Original casts: Debra Bona, Katie Eshbach, Rebecca Greenbaum, Jacline Henrichs, Alanna Newkirk, Danielle Rutherford, Eila Valls

Anodynia

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: February 2013 at Peridance Capezio Center

Music: Break of Reality

Runtime: 7:10

A ballet for 4 women.

 

Original cast: Kerime Konur, Lauren Kronenfeld, Bethany Lange, Brittany Testone

Mercuria

Choreography: Eryn Renee Young

Premiere: August 2012 at Peridance Capezio Center

Music: The Ahn Trio

Runtime: 5 minutes

A ballet for 6 women.

 

Original cast: Jacline Henrichs, Kaarin Holmquist, Catherine Jaeger, Lauren Kronenfeld, Bethany Lange, Brittany Testone