The masterful choreography of an American legend comes to Frostburg State University when FSU’s Cultural Events Series presents the Paul Taylor Dance Company on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre. Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to interact with company members in a post-performance discussion.
The 16-member company will perform three works from the Taylor repertory. “Oh, You Kid!” is an exuberant throwback to the days of vaudeville set to the music of the Paragon Ragtime Ensemble. “Mercuric Tidings” is an energetically joyful work set to the music of Schubert, while the darkly beautiful “Lines of Loss,” featuring the music of six composers, sets a more sorrowful mood.
Taylor, one of the most revered American choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, helped to forge America’s indigenous art form: modern dance. At age 81, Taylor continues to win praise for the vitality of his recent works as well as his classics. Since its inception over 50 years ago, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has become a celebrated and prominent member of the international dance community.
In support of the public performance, two free Arts for Enrichment events will be offered to community members. On Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in Lane University Center 111, CES will present the Academy Award-nominated film, “Dancemaker,” which focuses on Taylor’s career and gives a behind-the-scenes look at life in the modern dance world. On Monday, Oct. 10, students of dance will have the opportunity to take a master class with one of the Paul Taylor company members. The class in modern dance technique is suitable for late beginner or early intermediate-level dance students. Space is limited and reservations are required. Interested dancers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space in the class.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for youth under 17. Corporate and group discount rates are also available. For more information, contact the Cultural Events Series box office at 301-687-3137 or visit CES’s webpage at ces.frostburg.edu.
This tour of the Paul Taylor Dance Company is made possible by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. This program is presented with funding support from the M&T Charitable Foundation and from the Kate Dailey Hill Foundation. CES is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from MSAC and is supported by a grant from MSAC, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity.
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