EARTH: 

MAN IS BORN

(2019) EARTH: Man is Born

 

Jordan Ryder was commissioned by the Eryc Taylor Dance Company to create a piece for the company's evening length production: “EARTH.” Each of the five choreographers are created a piece which collectively told the story of the planet, and Jordan’s prompt was to create a piece about the evolution of man. Finding a fusion between survival of the fittest, individual growth, and the evolution of language, Jordan made an abstract piece which translated these ideas into a series of images which evolve over time. The piece was set to an original composition by Salomon Lerner.