SETTING ART IN MOTION: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG & PAUL TAYLOR
November 13 at RISD Museum
Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Responding to the realities of living as people of color during these unprecedented times, filmmaker Carlos Toro and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain collaborate on a live stream cinematic journey in film and in sound.
PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL
March 11 at RISD Tap Room
Welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists of Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.
Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and respected choreographers. This film is an unprecedented exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single dance, and between the guarded and unguarded moments, the viewer is witness to a mysterious work ethic that has created some of the most iconic modern dances of our time.
LUNCH TALK Paul Taylor’s America: Songs of Innocence & Experience
February 2, 2017 at Brown University
In this illustrated lecture, Taylor’s biographer Suzanne Carbonneau will look at how Taylor’s dances have chronicled both shining ideals and uncomfortable truths about America. Lunch will be served.
FREE – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED Presented in partnership with American Dance Legacy Initiative
America’s greatest dancemaker is ever moving forward. Arguably the greatest living choreographer across the 20th and 21st centuries, he continues to create works that are vibrant, powerful, and thoroughly new.
WITH PAUL TAYLOR DANCERS
February 4, 2017 at RISD Museum
Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the dancer’s role in co-creating a new work over coffee with Paul Taylor Dance Company principal dancers. Free with ticket stub from Feb. 3 Paul Taylor Dance Company performance at The Vets. Otherwise $10 at door / $5 student.