The Taylor Tradition
Every year, The Taylor School hosts numerous intensives throughout the US. New York City is home to the annual Taylor Winter Intensive, while Taylor Summer Intensives can be found throughout the country from the West Coast, (California), to the mid-West, (Indiana or Michigan), to the East Coast (Maryland or New York City).
Whether investing everyday movement with breathtaking beauty or reminding us that we are not as far removed from our prehistoric ancestors as we like to think, Paul Taylor has riveted audiences with matchless inventiveness and astonishing poignancy for nearly 60 years. He continues to be as prolific as ever, having recently completed his 147th work. Time hails him as “the reigning master of modern dance” while Vanity Fair calls him “the greatest choreographer in the world,” and the dance world regards him as a living legend.
Having created the masterful 3 Epitaphs in 1956, he captivated dance goers in 1962 with his virile grace in the landmark Aureole. After retiring as a performer in 1975 he devoted himself fully to choreography, and classics poured forth: Esplanade… Cloven Kingdom… Airs…Arden Court… Lost, Found and Lost… Last Look… Roses… Musical Offering…Company B… Piazzolla Caldera… Promethean Fire… Beloved Renegade… and dozens more.
The Taylor Intensives and You
For nearly three decades, The Taylor School has been a premier training ground for modern dance technique and the best place on earth to study Taylor style and repertoire. The Taylor Intensives have achieved distinction by virtue of outstanding faculty members – distinguished Taylor dancers and alumni – and the exceptional personal attention given to each student. With Taylor dances now in the repertoire of many renowned companies around the world in addition to those of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company, it is vital for dancers seeking a place in today’s dance world to know Taylor style and repertoire. The Intensives provide that opportunity – come learn from the masters!