Produced by Julie Adams Strandberg

May 4-7, 2017
Stuart Theatre, Brown University
75 Waterman St. Providence

Brown University’s Festival of Dance Festival of Dance 2017 completes a season-long celebration of Paul Taylor which included workshops by Taylor 2, master classes by former Taylor dancers, and a FirstWorks Artistic Icons performance at the Vets which featured Taylor classics and the premiere of his latest work.

The Festival of Dance will feature Brown University students in works by Paul Taylor Dance alumnae, Ruth Andrien and Amy Marshall and Battleworks Etude, by Robert Battle, who danced with Paul Taylor alumnus David Parsons. These works present a legacy of American concert dance from Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn through Martha Graham through Paul Taylor to future generations.

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The Paul Taylor Legacy Project: Art in Motion

FirstWorks celebrates Paul Taylor, America’s greatest living choreographer of the 20th and 21st centuries, through a season-long project connecting audiences with art, dance, music, and American history. In February 2017, Mr. Taylor will be “in-residence” with his namesake Paul Taylor Dance Company to debut a new work in Providence prior to its three-week run at Lincoln Center in New York City. Taylor’s visionary work will be explored through a series of workshops, lectures, conversations, films, and performances beginning in October 2016.

A Widening the Circle initiative developed by FirstWorks and American Dance Legacy Initiative, along with partners including the Brown University Orchestra, RISD Museum, Jamestown Arts Center and Cable Car Cinema.