Taylor 2 Dance Co. to perform at Adelphi

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World-renowned Taylor 2 Dance Company will perform a program of classics and recent masterworks on Friday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Theatre at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center.

Each of the two performances is unique and will feature three pieces from the Paul Taylor repertoire performed in studio style so as to focus on the choreography, as well as the athleticism, humor and range of emotions typically found in the legendary choreographer’s work.  

Each of the two performances has its own unique program.  On Feb. 13, Airs, The Uncommitted and Piazzolla Caldera will be performed; on February 20, Dust, Fibers and Esplanade will be featured.

The six members of the Taylor 2 dance troupe will also be in residence at Adelphi for three weeks in February, working with the university’s dance students and carrying on the modern dance legacy of Paul Taylor, one of the pioneers of modern dance.  

The Taylor/Adelphi history reaches back six decades, with Paul Taylor teaching at Adelphi in the early ‘60s.  Current Adelphi faculty member and well-known choreographer Orion Duckstein was also a former member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1999 to 2010.  By passing on Paul Taylor’s distinct movement style and rich legacy, Duckstein challenges his students to learn from the great minds of the past and go beyond them.

Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu.  Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.  The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

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