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Create with Taylor
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The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Create With Taylor (www.createwithtaylor.org), a micro-commissioning project inviting dance enthusiasts and the public at large to get a behind-the-scenes look at Paul Taylor’s creative process.
Mr. Taylor returns to the studio in December to make his next dance – the 136th of his career – and for the first time, he is allowing bloggers, photographers and videographers to document its creation. The material will be posted at www.createwithtaylor.org.
For a donation as little as $5, supporters will receive a log-in and password to they can tune in and see how the dance progresses over the six-week creative period, and the subsequent production weeks, culminating with the World Premiere at Syracuse University in March 2012 .
Several donation levels unlock different levels of access. At $5, supporters are listed on the website and have access to the site; at $500 supporters will receive an invitation to a dress rehearsal featuring the new work, a privilege normally reserved for people who those thousands of dollars to commission a work.
Perks include interviews with Mr. Taylor and video excerpts from the new dance as it is created; images by noted photographers Matthew Murphy and Whitney Browne; and much more.