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“Mr. Taylor proves himself the greatest choreographer alive.”—New York Times
“A sure slice of heaven.”—Time Out New York
One of America’s most legendary dance makers who created 142 dances, Paul Taylor has defined modern dance in America. His company brings three of his masterworks in a rarely experienced greatest hits program that showcases Taylor’s uncanny wit and humanity. Esplanade (1975), Taylor’s signature work to Bach, is built on the joyfulness of everyday movement running, falling and catching. Company B (1991), set to the hit songs of the Andrews Sisters, evokes the spirit of the 1940’s with America going to war and the dualities inherent in facing one’s mortality yet living fully. Vignettes feature young lovers wildly dancing the Lindy, jitterbug and polka while shadowy images of soldiers lurk in the background. Newsweek notes it has “some of the most glorious dancing to be seen anywhere.” The program also includes the romantic and sentimental Arden Court (1981) to music by 18th Century composer William Boyce. Arlene Croce, in her 1981 review of its premiere, called it “a virtuoso showpiece… a must-see.”
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30PM
Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:00PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 3:00PM
NextMove Dance offers affordable $20 student tickets in advance. Tickets will be available two weeks prior to opening nights of each company.There are $10 Student Rush tickets available the day of the show one hour prior to curtain. Student Rush Tickets are available at the Box Office Only and a valid student ID is required.
Student tickets are based on availability and cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer.
This engagement of Paul Taylor Dance Company is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.