Fermilab Arts Series presents Taylor 2 Dance – Saturday at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium

See the incredible, effortless skill of the Taylor 2 dance company on Saturday at Fermilab.

Renowned dancemaker Paul Taylor established Taylor 2, a portable company of six dancers, in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations.

Now you can see the dance company, presented by the Fermilab Arts Series, in Ramsey Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m.

Taylor 2, which tours extensively, has had engagements in nearly 400 cities to date. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Paul Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been reworked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Taylor’s work.

Taylor, one of the seminal artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, shapes the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since he became a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. After 60 years as artistic director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, he blazed a new trail in 2014 by establishing an institutional home for the art form: Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance. At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, Taylor continues to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his dances.

Tickets for the performance are $28 or $14 for those 18 and under. They are available online or by calling the Fermilab Cultural Events box office at 630-840-2787.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Nancy Carrigan.