Taylor 2 visiting Oswego during residency through Syracuse University

Taylor 2 dance troupe.A collaboration with Syracuse University will bring Paul Taylor Dance Company’s smaller troupe, Taylor 2, to SUNY Oswego on Tuesday, Oct. 27, for a series of master classes.

The group will lead classes ranging from beginner to advanced throughout the day that target both students and dancers from the community.

Considered one of America’s greatest choreographers, Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993, and it has since toured venues from Alaska to Africa. This smaller ensemble has provided extensive community outreach and performances in more intimate settings than would be possible for their parent company.

“We’re grateful to Syracuse University for making this residency possible,” said Mary Avrakotos, coordinator of Oswego’s Artswego program series. “It is rare for dancers in a small community like Oswego to have an opportunity to learn from a company of this caliber.”

Master classes at SUNY Oswego will take place in Lee Hall’s dance studio Oct. 27 with the beginner-level class at 12:45 p.m., the intermediate class at 2:20 p.m., and an intermediate to advanced class at 4:30 p.m.

Taylor 2’s visit to SUNY Oswego is made possible as part of an extended residency at Syracuse University supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

To register, contact Joyce Molinari at 312-4581 or joyce.molinari@oswego.edu.

Performances by Taylor 2 will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theatre in the Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse. They are part of the Post-Standard Classics Series sponsored by the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Syracuse University. For tickets to these shows, call 424-8200 or visit www.syracusesymphony.org.

To learn more about arts programs at SUNY Oswego or to sign up for weekly e-mail updates, visit www.oswego.edu/arts.

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CONTACT: Mary Avrakotos, 312-4581 or artswego@oswego.edu

(Posted: Oct 19, 2009)