YardArts2019_Header.png
Taylor 2 Dance Company, Photo by Whitney Browne

Taylor 2 Dance Company, Photo by Whitney Browne

 

Taylor 2 Dance Company

Thursday, July 2nd | 7:00pm
Location: The MVPAC

Tickets:
$35 Adult
$20 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply


Photo by Whitney Browne

Photo by Whitney Browne

Taylor 2 Dance Company

“The Taylor 2 dancers embodied the unfettered feelings of youth required for Company B, yet their skills and assurance are utterly professional. The combination is irresistible.”

- Seeing Things

Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen worldwide, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Engagements are customized to meet the needs of each community and often consist of master classes and lecture demonstrations in addition to performances, which may take place in such non-traditional venues as office buildings, parks and public plazas as well as theaters.  Its repertoire includes large-scale Taylor classics that have been reworked for the smaller troupe.

Photo by Whitney Browne

Photo by Whitney Browne

Michael Novak, Artistic Director

Michael Novak became the second Artistic Director in the history of the Taylor Foundation in 2018. He has been a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since 2010; his first season earned a nomination for the Clive Barnes Foundation Dance Award.  He has danced 56 roles in 50 Taylor dances, 13 of which were made on him, and has had roles created on him by five Taylor Company Commission choreographers. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 2008.  While there, he was Artistic Associate of the Columbia Ballet Collaborative.

Ruthie Andrien, Rehearsal Director

Ruthie Andrien danced with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1974 to 1983 and assumed her current position in 2010. She has been on the faculty of Harvard University and several other institutions, and has directed the Paul Taylor Project at the American Dance Festival for three years. 

Learn more