|WHAT IT IS||
For dancers seeking a place in today’s competitive dance world, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Receive a scholarship and exceptional personal attention from some of the world's best instructors, including current members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2, and Taylor alumni during the prestigious Taylor Summer Intensive program in New York City for aspiring professional dancers.
With Taylor's dances now in the repertoire of scores of renowned companies around the world, it is vital for dancers seeking a place in today's competitive dance world to learn Taylor style and repertoire. This Intensive provides that opportunity.
Come learn from the masters.
|WHO IT'S FOR||All Dancers 18 years and older
|WHO IT'S FROM||
The Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America’s indigenous art of modern dance. Mr. Taylor’s impact on dance has stretched over six decades, since he burst upon the dance scene in 1954 as both a virtuoso performer and a choreographer.
His world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company sets the global standard for contemporary dance excellence. Since the company’s founding in 1954, Mr. Taylor has choreographed 134 dances, many of which have attained iconic status and have been celebrated throughout the world. The Company has performed in more than 520 cities and 62 countries. Mr. Taylor continues to create two new works a year for his 16-member Company. His autobiography, Private Domain, was published in 1987 and the Company was the subject of the documentary film “Dancemaker,” nominated for an Academy Award in 1999. Mr. Taylor has achieved countless accolades, including two of America’s highest artistic distinctions: the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.
|HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN||
A jury of five led by Mr. Paul Taylor will award the scholarships. Working with Mr. Taylor will be Matthew Diamond, renowned dance director of the Taylor documentary “Dancemaker” and top TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” current Company members Michael Trusnovec and Annmaria Mazzini as well as The Taylor School Intensive Director. The panel will choose a male and female winner.
The 20 highest voted submissions are guaranteed a viewing by the Jury. However, the Jury may look beyond these finalists to select the submission that best fits their requirements.
|WHAT THE WINNER GETS||Each dancer will receive premiere training in modern dance technique and a full scholarship to a four-week intensive dance program to study Taylor style and repertoire. In addition, each winner will receive a $500.00 cash stipend to be used towards travel and expenses. The Winners will also be profiled on all of Paul Taylor’s social media.|
|WHAT TO DO NEXT||
Submit a video (up to 90 seconds in length) that expresses your love of dance and why you deserve to attend The Paul Taylor Dance Company. All dance genres are welcome. Dazzle us with your dance ability and style, or talk about your passion for dance and Mr. Taylor’s work.
To submit your video, upload your submission to YouTube, then click the "Get Started" button and enter your Youtube URL and click "Get Video".
Please be sure to upload your final video to YouTube at least 48 hours prior to the submission deadline.
|DETAILS||Contestants should be prepared to arrive a few days prior to the intensive. The winners will need to secure their own accommodations for the scholarship period. The Paul Taylor Intensive is located at the Paul Taylor Dance Company Studio at 551 Grand Street, New York NY, 10002.|
|DATES TO REMEMBER||
Submission Deadline: April 14, 2011
Voting Starts: April 15, 2011
Voting Ends: April 21, 2011
Winner Announcement: April 27, 2011