World-Renowned Dance Troupe Brings Iconic Style to UM April 8

March 11, 2014

MISSOULA – The internationally recognized modern dance troupe Taylor 2 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the George and Jane Dennison Theatre on the University of Montana campus.

Paul Taylor is known as one of the pioneers of modern dance. His choreography is noted for its physicality and grace, as well as its cultural relevance. At age 83, Taylor is at the top of his artistic game, offering new works to critical acclaim. The Paul Taylor Dance Company is celebrating its 60th year and Taylor 2 is in its 20th year.

The dances performed at UM will include “Company B,” “3 Epitaphs,” “Profiles” and “Esplanade.” In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Taylor chose dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Taylor 2 introduces athleticism, humor and a range of emotions.

Tickets cost $29 for the general public and $18 for students/children. They can be purchased at the Adams Center Box Office, at all GrizTix outlets, by calling 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA or online at http://www.umt.edu/griztix/.

A master class for community dancers and dance students also will be offered. Ruth Andrien, Taylor 2 rehearsal director, will teach the class, which is an opportunity to experience Taylor’s work. The class will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Dennison Theatre. Space is limited; those interested in participating should call the Downtown Dance Collective at 406-541-7240 or register online at http://ddcmontana.com/. Registration costs $15 per person.

For more information on the troupe, visit http://ptdc.org/ or call Dan Torti at 314-308-6834.

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Note to the media: Interviews with Taylor or Andrien can be set up by calling Torti at 314-308-6834. Photographs of Taylor2 can be found online at http://www.ptdcinfo.org/t2images.htm. Log on with: t2press and use password:200910.

 

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