We are beyond excited to announce that “Milez” will be included in the 2022 San Francisco Dance Film Festival! This highly renowned fest features dance films from all over the world. Since programming is both in-person and virtual, anyone can enjoy it! Click here to see where “Milez” will stream, and learn more about the other incredible films showing in this year’s festival.
Performed by Mia Moi, Michelle Barfield, Lauren Parra Faudree, Jaylin Lane, Jairus Carr and Taylor Conaler. Choreography by Stephanie Patrick, Daniel Broxton and the dancers. Pictures by Heather Arnos (left) and Earl McGehee (right). LookOUT Fest was September 3, 2022.
"Detox" is a quirky, intricate, fun piece that was originally created for Early Era's production of "Shift."
Performed by: Jaylin Lane, Lauren Parra Faudree and Mia Moi
Choreographed, filmed and edited by: Stephanie Patrick
Music: "DDT" by Jurassic 5
We are grateful to all who came to our four performances of "Shift," our show about change and transformation. We’re feeling the love! Success is never possible alone. We’d like to thank the following people and businesses for making this show happen: Ketan Patel, Keegan & Lauren Faudree, Greg Burton, Dan & Kristine Patrick, Teresa Russell, Kathleen Fletcher, Jonathan White, Earl McGehee, Ben Lee, Sam Hensley, and Capital City Ballet. Our community of support means everything to us!
Black lives matter
Black Lives Matter
In light of the murders of George Floyd, Mike Ramos, and so many other Black and African Americans lost to police brutality, our company acknowledges and joins the fight for justice for our Black brothers and sisters.
In a country that claims to be one nation and touts justice for all, this tradition of violence is simply unacceptable. It is clear that the roots of racism need to be examined and swiftly removed. Our art form, local community, and company would not be what they are without the innovations and talents of Black dancers, musicians, and spoken word artists.
In one of the most segregated cities, we recognize the disparities young Black dancers face in accessing training, and the factors that hinder Black professionals from producing work. As part of this community we are advocating for change, and we welcome feedback from Austin’s artists and citizens of color.
Black lives matter. We see you, we stand with you, and we are in this ongoing and important fight for justice.
A Bit About Us....
We're an Austin-based arts company creating performance for stage and film, and leading community-driven conversations for change. EEC makes multi-form art showcasing diverse perspectives for diverse audiences. Our languages include dance - contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballet - spoken word, music, acting, and any other medium we'd like to tackle. We're a collaborative entity always working toward pushing our own artistic boundaries!
EEC was founded in Fall 2018, and became a 501(c)3 organization in March 2019. Concepts and direction are provided by Stephanie Patrick. Awards and honors for Early Era Collective include:
Concepts and direction are provided by Stephanie Patrick, the founder and former director of Stephanie Patrick Dance of San Francisco, Asheville, and Austin. SPD was founded in 2012. Stephanie brings those artistic successes and her strong vision to EEC. Early Era Collective is organized as a nonprofit organization to best support its collaborating artists.
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Hip Hop Hooray
KOOP Radio Interview
Director Stephanie Patrick and Dancer Jaylin Lane talked about Of Thee I Swing on Hip Hop Hooray! Miss Manners asked questions about dance, hip-hop, the history of segregation in Austin, and how we spread awareness through art.
Click the picture to hear our interview on SoundCloud!
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