BYU PERFORMING ARTS SERIES PRESENTS
PAUL TAYLOR 2
“Taylor 2, the junior ensemble of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, has long been one of the most vital and accomplished of second troupes in New York City.”–New York Times
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Celebrated choreographer Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 to ensure his works would be seen throughout the world. With all the artistry of his renowned choreography–and representing a wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion–this dynamic and accomplished six-person ensemble will perform three of Taylor’s masterworks: “Aureole,” “Company B,” and “Esplanade.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Mr. Taylor worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests as well as teach and provide community outreach. Mr. Taylor looked back to the 1954 origins of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world.
In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been re-worked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor's work.
Taylor 2’s rehearsal directors, all distinguished former Taylor dancers, followed the inspired leadership of founding rehearsal director Linda Hodes. They have included Richard Chen See, Mary Cochran, Patrick Corbin, Kristi Egtvedt, Francie Huber, Andy LeBeau, Susan McGuire, Thomas Patrick, Sandra Stone and Kenneth Tosti. Former Taylor dancer Ruth Andrien became Director of Taylor 2 in April 2010.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Thursday, Oct.4, 7:30 p.m.
$15 ($7 off with BYU or student ID, $3 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni)