RUTH ANDRIEN danced with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1974 to1983, originating roles in such works as Esplanade, Runes, Airs, Images and Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal). She has restaged Mr. Taylor’s work for professional companies and universities around the world. Ms. Andrien has been on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Swarthmore College, Harvard University, MIT, Southern Methodist University, The School at Jacobs Pillow, New York State Summer School of the Arts, The Taylor School and the American Dance Festival, where she directed the Paul Taylor Project for the past three years. She has worked closely with The American Dance Legacy Institute at Brown University, which focuses on preservation and access to American dance heritage. She served as master teacher for the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts in Miami and for the U.S. State Department’s cultural exchange program in Tunisia. She was the recipient of Towson University’s Rosenberg Award for Distinguished Artists in 2002 and the Balasaraswati/Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching in 2009 with Carolyn Adams and Sharon Kinney. Ms. Andrien received her MFA in Dance at Hollins University in 2007. She became Rehearsal Director of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in 2010.
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Taylor on Tour
October 7-8, 2017: Great Barrington, MA
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
October 12-14, 2017: Portland, OR
WHITE BIRD – Newmark Theater at Portland5
October 20, 2017: Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
November 2-5, 2017: Philadelphia, PA
NextMove Dance – Prince Theater
November 10, 2017: Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University, Chenery Auditorium
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Dancemaker Paul Taylor,
one of the seminal artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since he became a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954.