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Fermilab Art Series presents:
Paul Taylor's Taylor 2 Dance Company
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 8 pm
Tickets - $28/$14 for ages 18 and under
Volume Plus Discount (adult priced tickets for 5 or more Arts Series events) - $23.80
Volume Discount (adult priced tickets for 3 - 4 Arts Series events) - $25.20
Paul Taylor web page

On-line ticketing now available! Click here to purchase tickets or call our box office at 630/840.ARTS (2787). On-line ticketing for this event is available until noon on Friday, October 10.

This performance is presented in memory of Nancy Jean Carrigan - artist, dancer, poet, and a long-time friend and supporter of the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series.

"Taylor 2 is a kind of a miracle! All of the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill." - Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

Paul Taylor established Taylor 2, a more portable company of six dancers, 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 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, which tours extensively, has had engagements in nearly 400 cities to date. In 1994, the United States Information Agency sponsored the Company's first international tour that sent the dancers to the African nations of Mozambique, Botswana, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, and in 1997 the company celebrated India's 50 years of independence by touring in tandem with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Taylor 2's widespread domestic touring has already taken the company to 46 states. "The joy in watching the six-member Taylor 2 dance company perform wasn't just from the performances themselves. There was also the realization that, with Taylor 2, the works of Paul Taylor - one of the modern dance world's leading choreographers - can now be shared with audiences in even the smallest venues. These fine performances showed that, in many respects, the dancers of Taylor 2 are No. 2 in name only." - Karyn D. Collins, Asbury Park Press

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