Paul Taylor II at Windhover
A Windhover residency of Paul Taylor II culminates in three dance performances on the outdoor stage (if weather allows) or inside the back studio on a first come first-served limited basis.
Thursday and Friday night’s performances include the late Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”.
Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4 (sections) which will also be performed live.
“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York. It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and Paul Taylor.
Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.
On Saturday evening, the program is an all-out Paul Taylor program with highlights and masterpieces which include: “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The songs express sentiments of Americans during World War ll. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers were intensely musical and used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.