with Patrick Corbin, alumnus of Paul Taylor Dance Company

March 12, 2017  11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Ashamu Dance Studio, Brown University
83 Waterman St. Providence

In this technique class, participants will learn movement from Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera from Corbin, a member of the original cast.

FREE and open to the public (dance experience recommended)

Patrick Corbin is an internationally renowned dance artist whose career has spanned over thirty years and bridged the worlds of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. After dancing with the Joffrey Ballet for four years, Corbin joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1989 and became one of the company’s most celebrated artists until his departure in 2005.

Corbin has been featured in five PBS Great Performances between 1988 and 2004, as well as in the 1998 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Dancemaker. In 2001, Corbin was the recipient of the New York Performance Award (Bessie) for Sustained Achievement with The Paul Taylor Dance Company. Corbin founded his own company CorbinDances in 2003, and stages his own work as well as the work of Paul Taylor on companies throughout the United States. Corbin is currently on the faculty at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

This is the third in a series of four master classes by Paul Taylor alumni dancers:

Carolyn Adams on Esplanade – October 5, 2016
Ruth Andrien on Airs – November 14, 2016
Patrick Corbin on Piazzolla Caldera- March 12, 2017
Sandy Stone on Speaking in Tongues – April 7, 2017

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.

Patrick Corbin