Dance Master Class with Tom Patrick of Taylor 2
Tom Patrick, a member of the dance troupe Taylor 2, led a master class at UW-Eau Claire Oct. 20. Taylor 2 performed on campus that evening as part of the university's Artists Series. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, LTS)
Tom Patrick was a valued member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1989 to 1999, dancing principal roles in numerous works such as Company B (the “Bugle Boy”,) Last Look, Syzygy, Speaking In Tongues, and Musical Offering, among others. He has taught in NYC and abroad for the Taylor school, and has conducted choreography and repertory workshops in Chile, Portugal, and the U.S. During his tenure Mr. Patrick has represented the Taylor Company in guest appearances in Brazil, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and numerous New York venues. He appears in several dance films and videos, including Paul Taylor’s Emmy-winning "Speaking In Tongues," and the Oscar-nominated documentary feature "Dancemaker." As a writer, Tom has contributed a few dozen reviews to the DanceInsider online (www.danceinsider.com,) including annual coverage of the Taylor New York seasons and many other local dance events. Mr. Patrick’s choreographies have been presented in New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, Portugal and Italy, and he is on the faculty of the Jillana School in Taos Ski Valley each summer. Tom is thrilled at the opportunity to work with the fine dancers of Taylor 2, following in the footprints of many esteemed Taylor Company alumni and colleagues.