RyderDance is a NYC-based contemporary dance company. Under the Artistic Direction of Jordan Ryder, the Company's dance practice is inspired by the combination and juxtaposition of the natural human experience with humans’ physical and athletic capabilities. The work contrasts emotions with raw movement, left brain with right, and pushing the limitations of instinct. The collision of these differing forces is the root of the Company's motivation to move, create, and grow.
RyderDance's work has been presented at over ten venues in the trig-state area, including the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Dixon Place, The Loew's Jersey Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, and the Martha Graham Studio Theater, to name a few. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, RyderDance began exploring the world of dance on camera aiming to bridge the gap between the audiences of commercial and concert dance.
In addition to repertory, RyderDance is growing its educational outreach program by teaching classes and hosting lecture demonstrations in public schools.
Weekly Research is RyderDance’s company class. This class is divided into three parts, guiding the dancers through both experimentation and direction to explore themselves as athletes and artists. The class reflects the artistic process of RyderDance and highlights the tasks we implement to create work. Click here to learn more and see the current Weekly Research dates.