Taylor Dancers Hold Master Classes throughout Texas Tech, Community Prior to Two-Night Performance

The media can attend these outreach classes on campus and in Lubbock.

The Taylor Dance Company of New York, created by modern dance legend Paul Taylor, will open the spring season for the Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

Prior to the performances this Friday and Saturday, performers will hold a series of master classes that are open for the media to cover.

The company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Jan. 11-12) at the Allen Theatre at Texas Tech’s Student Union Building. These works by Paul Taylor are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece: Dance Initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Media can attend the following events:

Thursday (Jan. 10) at Texas Tech University

11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. – Intermediate Technique, Texas Tech University Dance Studio,
Sports Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Lecture: Learning and Teaching the Taylor Style, room 164 of
the Business Administration Building on the Texas Tech
Campus. Company members will speak to the dance pedagogy
class about how to effectively learn and teach the repertory of
an established choreographer.

12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. – Open Rehearsal with Q&A, room 114 of the Robert H. Ewalt
Student Recreation Center, Hartford Avenue and Main Street. The
company will rehearse for upcoming performances and take a short
question and answer session following rehearsal.

3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. – Repertory Dance, Texas Tech University Dance Studio, Sports
Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue. This segment
provides students in the Texas Tech University Dance Company with
exposure to the Taylor Repertory.

Thursday at Ballet Lubbock

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – Intermediate/Advanced Technique, Ballet Lubbock, 5702 Genoa
Ave. High school-aged students from Ballet Lubbock will get
initiated into the world of modern dance and Taylor’s style of
dance.

Thursday at Maggie Trejo Center
(Editor’s note: Media should make an appointment prior to events
by calling Crystal Miro at (806) 767-2705 or (806) 928-9622)

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. – Mini-Class for Beginners, Maggie Trejo Center, 3200
Amherst Ave. About 25 6- to 8-year-old students will
participate in a beginner dance class.

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Mini-Class for Beginners, Maggie Trejo Center, 3200
Amherst Ave. A smaller group of 6- to 8-year-olds with more
dance experience will participate in this class.

Friday (Jan. 11) at Texas Tech University

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Advanced Technique, Texas Tech University Dance Studio, Sports
Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue.


10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Beginning Technique, room 114 of the Robert H. Ewalt Student
Recreation Center, Hartford Avenue and Main Street. This class is
open to anyone interested in learning about the Taylor style of
movement. Previous dance experience is helpful, but not
required.

Noon-1:30 p.m. – Taylor Choreography, Texas Tech University Dance Studio, Sports
Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue. Company
members will speak to the Advanced Choreography class about
Taylor’s choreographic process and learning Taylor movement.
This can be a lecture or movement/lecture class.

Friday at the Lomax Center or Lubbock High School

10 a.m.– 11 a.m. – Mini-class for Beginners, Lomax Center, 24th Street and Avenue
P. About 50 6- to 8-year-old students will participate in a beginner
dance class.



Saturday (Jan. 12) at Texas Tech University

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Advanced Technique, Texas Tech University Dance Studio, Sports
Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue.


Noon-1:30 p.m. – Beginning/Intermediate Technique, Texas Tech University Dance
Studio, Sports Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue. This
class is open to anyone interested in learning about the Taylor
style of movement. Previous dance experience is helpful, but not
required.

CONTACT: Mary Jane Hurst, faculty assistant to the president, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2121 or maryjane.hurst@ttu.edu. Also visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu. Genevieve Durham, assistant professor of dance, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3601, genevieve.durham@ttu.edu.