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Taylor 2 Dance Company bringing work of Paul Taylor to Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Sloan Pearson and Johnny Vorsteg in Paul Taylor’s “Esplanade.” (Whitney Browne)
Sloan Pearson and Johnny Vorsteg in Paul Taylor’s “Esplanade.” (Whitney Browne)

In 1993, the same year he formed the Paul Taylor Dance Company, legendary choreographer Paul Taylor also formed the Taylor 2 Dance Company, a six-member ensemble that would perform his work around the world “regardless of economic considerations and the logistical limitations of nontraditional venues,” according to the company’s website.

Taylor passed away last year, but Taylor 2 is making certain that his work lives on. The troupe will perform at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center on the Gonzaga University campus on Friday.

The production will feature performances of “Airs,” set to music by George Frideric Handel; “Piazzola Caldera,” with music by Astor Piazzolla; and “Esplanade,” set to violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Taylor 2 dancers are Rei Akazawa, Irving Amigon, Jake Deibert, Sloan Pearson, Amanda Stevenson and Johnny Vorsteg.

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