recked productions - choreography

Recked Productions is a contemporary dance and production company known for creating reckless, raw, and inventive works ranging from intimate to colossal. Balancing between sensuality and physicality, designed to stir the mind and ignite the heart. Weaving all elements of production around the various motivations within each work, they are dedicated to the purpose and intent behind movement, and believe that art can be a medium for inspiring individual emotionality and deepening a broader social awareness.

Erin’s work has been produced in NYC by Joyce SoHo, Danspace Projects at St. Marks, Main Event/Dancenow Festival, Soaking WET, and additionally by Toronto Fringe Festival, Big Range Dance Festival, Pink Ribbons Project at the Wortham Theater, and Texas Contemporary Dance at Miller Outdoor Theater. She is a grant recipient from the Puffin Foundation, Manhattan Cultural Arts Foundation, Edward E. Carlson Leadership Award for her creative work with pediatric AIDS, Huntsville Arts Commission, and Houston Arts Alliance. VIDEO
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recked productions - pedagogy

I believe strongly in the development of the individual, and infuse my classes with the movement, the philosophy and the anatomical terminology that support it. I encourage the student to be proactive in their learning by thinking critically, articulating ideas, and raising questions. My extensive and varied background in modern techniques, somatic practices, performing professionally, and my own choreographic pursuits create integrated, multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary classes that demand a rigorous personal investment from the dancer and/or choreographer. I aim to create a cohesive community that trusts my commitment to their education, and allows each student to examine habitual patterns of moving, thinking, and feeling. Thus freeing them to think outside the box, to evaluate critically, act creatively, and to flourish.

Teaching credits include, Sam Houston State University, Sarah Lawrence College, Rice University, University of Houston, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Perry Dance. She has done Creative Residencies at Rice University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, HSPVA and Houston Metropolitan Dance Center. She was a guest speaker at NYU’s Steinhardt School, addressing graduate and undergraduate students on the topic of running a dance company in New York City.
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What separated the great from the fleetingly interesting was vision. Erin Reck employed a holistic approach, building movement, sound and staging around a singular, sharply conceived idea.
— Dallas News, Manuel Mendoza