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Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Festival at Windhover – Next Week (June 27-July 2, 2017)

Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

Rockport, MA, June, 2017—Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20.00 is greatly appreciated.

 The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th: 9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at

Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Festival at Windhover June 27-July 2, 2017

Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

Rockport, MA, June, 2017—Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.

The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th: 9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at

Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

PAUL TAYLOR 2 COMPANY at WINDHOVER this August 17-19, 2016

SPECIAL DANCE EVENT: Members of The Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will arrive
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at Windhover through Friday August 19, 2016.

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. This August, three members of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will reside at Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Mass in order to provide master classes at all levels for the public. The class schedule is below and all are welcome to attend. The Paul Taylor 2 dancers will also participate in mini performances and improvisations at the Windhover Picnic Benefit “Diner en Couleur” on Thursday, August 18th from 6:00-8:00pm. (details below)

A special film showing of Paul Taylor and his creative process will be shown in Gloucester at the Cape Ann Cinema on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30pm. The film is called Creative Domain and was released in 2015. The film showing is free to the public, and will be followed by questions and answers from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company members. Address of the Cape Ann Cinema is 21 Main Street in Gloucester.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Wednesday evening Aug 17th from 5:00-6:30pm   Modern Taylor Technique Class for all ages and basic level. Teaching at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 rear Granite Street, Rockport, Ma. 01966

FILM SHOWING of film “CREATIVE DOMAIN” at the Cape Ann Cinema at 7:30pm. This film, released in 2015 is about Paul Taylor, his company and Taylor’s creative process behind making a dance. It is the inside look at a master choreographer at work.  Free showing at the Cape Ann Cinema in Gloucester at 21 Main Street in Gloucester. Showtime is 7:30pm, followed by questions and answers from the dance company. The film runs exactly 82 minutes.

Thursday morning Aug 18th from 9:30-11:00am  Modern Taylor Technique Class, intermediate to expert level at Windhover Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, August 18th from 6:00-8:00pm    “Diner en Couleur” at Windhover    Picnic Benefit for WIndhover  from 6:00-8:00pm.    Bring your own delicious picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds of Windhover, accompanied by dance improvisations and mini performances by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company; along with solos performed by Sarah Slifer Swift and Carol Earle of works choreographed by Ina Hahn. Live cello music will also accompany the picnic. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for a donation of $25.00 per person.  Prosecco, red & white wine plus chocolate dipped strawberries will be provided by Windhover.

Friday morning August 19h from 10:00-11:30am  Modern Taylor Technique Class for all ages and basic level. Teaching at Windhover.

For more information please call Lisa Hahn, Director, at Windhover at 978-546-36111

Summer Dance Performance at Windhover

 

Click this link to take you to the Facebook event page for more information on Windhover’s Annual Summer Dance Performance. Windhover is a lovely space with a strong tradition of bringing dance to Rockport.

July 27, 28, and 29 at 8pm

Featuring Guest Companies
FORTY STEPS DANCE
DUŠAN TÝNEK DANCE THEATRE

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors/Children/BDA/NSDA
Available at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport or The Bookstore in Gloucester
Or call 978-546-3611 or e-mail windhover@verizon.net

Performances held outdoors.
In case of rain, performances held indoors with limited seating.

Funding in part by Gloucester Cultural Council,
Gortons Contribution Committee and Private Contributions.

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Two Tickets to Windhover Performance
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