Paul Taylor Mini-Intensive Workshop!

The Department of Theater and Dance welcomes Lisa Viola to campus on February 25th and 26th. A former principal dancer and Bessie Award winner, Lisa will teach a technique and rep class each day followed by a discussion of Paul Taylor’s work. Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon of American Modern Dance. Having danced for Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham, Taylor began choreographing well over 50 years ago creating pieces that range from the comedic to the dark side of humanity. We invite you to come work with Lisa and experience Taylor’s style of movement and to learn excerpts from some of his work. The Department will also be screening the Academy Award nominated Dance Maker on Thursday February 23rd at 7:30pm in Smith Lounge in Runnals. The film prominently features Lisa and gives an excellent overview of Taylor’s work.

The classes are open to all level of experience. Technique classes are from 11am-12:30pm on Saturday and Sunday followed by Rep Classes from 2-4pm each day. To participate in the rep class, you must take the technique class. Sign-up sheets for the master classes are on the Runnals bulletin board. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up soon. Contact Todd Coulter (tcoulter@colby.edu) with any questions.