November 14, 2016 5-6:30 PM – Ashamu Dance Studio
83 Waterman St. Providence
This is a unique opportunity for Rhode Island-area dancers to take a master class with Ruth Andrien, who originated roles as former principal Taylor dancer, and has restaged Mr. Taylor’s work around the world.
At American Dance Festival Andrien has directed the Paul Taylor Project for the past three years. Since 2010, she has been rehearsal director of the Taylor 2 dance company and is a close collaborator with American Dance Legacy Initiative.
$5 advance call 401-421-4278 / $10 at door (dance experience recommended)
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.