CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 1, 1999
Taylor 2 residency leads up to Oct. 15-16 Paul Taylor
world premiere in Hancher
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In anticipation of the Millennium
Festival world premiere of choreographer Paul Taylor's "Arabesque" Oct. 15-16
in Hancher Auditorium, the young Taylor 2 dance company will be in residence
at the University of Iowa Oct. 12-15.
The residency, part of Hancher's three-year Iowa Network
Project funded by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, will include workshops
and performances in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids.
Through the Network Project, Taylor 2 -- a small company
of young dancers who perform the repertoire of Taylor, one of the world's
most honored modern-dance choreographers -- will also complete residencies
this season in Decorah, Pella and Burlington.
UI residency activities open to the public free of
-- a mini-performance noon to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
12, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union;
-- a movement workshop at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in the IMU Main
-- a mini-performance and workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 13, in the Cedar Rapids Public Library; and
-- an outdoor demonstration at noon Thursday, Oct. 14,
in the Iowa City downtown plaza (in case of rain the demonstration will
be inside the Old Capitol Center).
During their time at the UI, the Taylor 2 dancers
will also present a Stage Door performance for school groups, Oct. 13 in Hancher;
conduct a workshop at Longfellow Elementary School in Iowa City; offer a family
movement workshop Oct. 14, at the Dance of Iowa studio in Coralville; and
lead a dance teachers' workshop Oct. 15 in the Dance of Iowa studio in Iowa
The performances of the main Paul Taylor Dance Company
will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. Tickets for those performances
are available from the Hancher box office, at (319) 335-1160, or toll-free
within Iowa and western Illinois, 1-800-HANCHER.
For additional information about the Taylor 2 residency,
contact Michelle Coleman at Hancher Auditorium, (319) 335-0009.
Learn more about the Paul Taylor Dance Company and
Taylor 2 on the World Wide Web at <http://www.ptdc.org>.
The site includes downloadable color images. For UI arts news and information,
and arts calendar updates, visit the ArtsIowa website, <www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr>.