Tag: paul taylor dance company

Office Hours With Butler University’s Susan McGuire

“Ballet was my first language; it was my first love,” recalls Butler University dance professor Susan McGuire. But after being moved by a performance of Diversion of Angels by the Martha Graham Dance Company, McGuire pivoted to a career in modern dance, eventually joining the esteemed institution as a soloist in 1973. She went on to […]

Carolyn Adams on Carrying the Torch for the Next Generation of Modern Dancers

With her new appointment as director of education at Paul Taylor Dance Company, life has come full circle for Carolyn Adams, who began her dance career there in 1965. Adams has had a distinguished career in the dance world, including being faculty emerita at The Juilliard School and former director of education at Jacob’s Pillow. […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Heather McGinley

For 10 years, Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Heather McGinley trained intensively in Cecchetti technique with Lisbeth Brown in St. Louis. Brown encouraged her to showcase her strengths. “She emphasized that the technique was important, but to always keep in mind that it was a vehicle for expression. She always encouraged me to be myself, rather […]

Learn Donald McKayle’s Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Renee Robinson and Troy Powell in Donald McKayle’s Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder It’s Paul Taylor month! Not only is he featured in our March issue’s history column, but the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s Lincoln Center season begins on March 15. What better way to get into the Taylor spirit than to learn repertory that will […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Robert Kleinendorst

Kleinendorst in Company B During his first year dancing with Taylor 2, Robert Kleinendorst—now with Paul Taylor’s main company—quickly learned that Taylor 2 director Mary Cochran wouldn’t accept any excuses. “She gave me a note to correct something in a rehearsal once, and I fixed it, but then messed up right after that. After the […]

Set Your DVR for Paul Taylor in Paris

PTDC’s Laura Halzack and Michael Trusnovec in Beloved RenegadePaul Taylor Dance Company kicks off its spring season at Lincoln Center on May 5. If you aren’t able to make it to a live performance, there’s still an exciting Taylor viewing opportunity coming your way courtesy of the good people at New York’s PBS channel THIRTEEN. […]