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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Taylor 2 Dance Company
August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
–The legacy of pioneering choreographer Paul Taylor lives on in the Taylor 2 Dance Company, a troupe of six rising young dancers who will introduce audience members to the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in the late dance maker’s work: The daringly experimental and popular Taylor, who inspired so many in American modern dance since the mid-20th century, died in August, 2018 at 88. His lead troupe, the Paul Taylor Dance Company under the artistic direction of Michael Novak, carries on. So does Taylor 2, which the choreographer formed with Linda Hodes in 1993, ensuring that audiences could share in his innovative performances unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Ruth Andrien, with Paul Taylor and his enterprises since her years as a dancer 1974-83, is rehearsal director. Taylor 2 features dancers Rei Akazawa, Amanda Stevenson, Johnny Vorsteg, Jake Deibert, Irving Amigon and Sloan Pearson. Principal lighting designer is Jennifer Tipton.