September 13, 2019

Taylor 2 Dance Company

Event Details

Date & Time

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Department

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center


Cost

Adult: $40-50 | Student/Youth: $20-30. Discounts available for Seniors, Military, Groups, Flex Packages & GU Faculty/Staff.


Location

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Coughlin Theater


Contact/Registration

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center Box Office:  509.313.2787  (313.ARTS)


Event Type & Tags

  • Arts Culture

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About This Event

Paul Taylor helped shape and define America’s homegrown art of modern dance from the 1950’s until his death in 2018.  The six-member Taylor 2 company was formed by Taylor to perform his work throughout the world  – representing the wide range of athleticism, artistry, humor and emotion found in his visionary dances. This Celebration Tour performance pays tribute to Taylor and his contribution to the world of dance through some of his most memorable and inspiring pieces.

Mr. Taylor won public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his dances throughout his career, offering cogent observations on life’s complexities while tackling some of society’s thorniest issues. While he often propelled his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of it, he more frequently used them to comment on such profound issues as war, piety, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality.  His repertoire of 147 works covers a breathtaking range of topics, but recurring themes include the natural world and man’s place within it; love and sexuality in all gender combinations; and iconic moments in American history. He has made some of the most purely romantic, most astonishingly athletic, and downright funniest dances ever put on stage.

This program will feature three of Paul Taylor's landmark works:

  • Airs, set to music by Handel, first performed in 1978
  • Piazzola Caldera, with music by Astor Piazzolla, first performed in 1997
  • Esplanade, set to violin concertos by J.S. Bach, first performed in 1975