with Ruth Andrien of the Taylor 2 dance company

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)


Presented in collaboration with American Dance Legacy Initiative, Brown Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Fund for Dance @ Brown established in honor of Julie Adams Strandberg

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 their three-week run 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, and Cable Car Cinema.



Setting Art in Motion (talk)
Nov. 13 at RISD Museum
Paul Taylor Dance Company Feb. 3, 2017 at The Vets