Free School Event: Paul Taylor’s Aureole with Taylor 2 Dance Company and Orchestra of St. Luke’s – Join AWB Group on Thursday, March 12

Photo ©Taylor 2 Dance Company Aureole

PerformersTaylor 2 Dance Company and Orchestra of St. Luke’s 

Program: Paul Taylor’s Aureole with music by George Frideric Handel

Date: Thursday, March 12 at 11:45am 

Address: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 | Subway:  (2), (4) & (5) trains to 149th St-Grand Concourse Stop

REGISTER BY MARCH 10: request your tickets via email at Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 Dance Company in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world regardless of economic considerations and the logistical limitations of non-traditional venues.  He worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests, teach classes, and provide community outreach.  With six dancers, Taylor 2 is the same size as Mr. Taylor’s original Company.  In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chose dances that reveal the broad spectrum of his work, sometimes reworking the original version to fit the smaller ensemble.  Taylor 2’s engagements are flexible and are customized to meet the needs of each community.  They often consist of master classes and lecture/demonstrations in addition to performances that often take place in non-traditional venues as well as in theaters.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s was formed in 1979 when St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, founded in 1974, expanded to perform orchestral works at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, where OSL remains as the center’s summer orchestra-in-residence today. Each season, the Orchestra performs at New York’s major concert venues, playing a wide range of musical styles and genres and collaborating with artists ranging from Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Bono and Metallica. The Orchestra has participated in 118 recordings, four of which have won Grammy Awards, has commissioned more than 50 new works, and has given more than 175 world, U.S., and New York City premieres. In September 2018, the world-renowned conductor of Baroque and Classical repertoire Bernard Labadie joined OSL as Principal Conductor, continuing the Orchestra’s long tradition of working with champions of historical performance practice.

Photo ©Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Paul Taylor and members of his dance company in New York in 1972

I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn’t be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It’s kind of unusual and wonderful!

Paul Taylor