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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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33 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 05 2007

The program dance choices can only be described as dreary. Lighting was poor and made the dancers in the second piece almost invisible to the audience. Our seats were in the last row to be occupied. It seems that Saturday's program was better...continued

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12 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 06 2007

This dance company is unlike any other. By far the most original dance company ever.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 06 2007

The Paul Taylor Dance Company has been a favorite of mine for years. Innovative, yet accessible works created by a master of his craft. The energetic and athletic dance company continues to amaze me. The Carpenter Center is a wonderful venue for...continued

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Website

http://www.carpenterarts.org/0708/paultaylor.html

Quotes & Highlights

“One of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world!” —New York Times

Description

Friday, October 5 Schedule

Cloven Kingdom

Cloven Kingdom (1976), in which the

choreographer reveals the animal nature

lurking just below man’s sophisticated veneer, set to music by Corelli, Cowell and Malloy Miller combined by John Herbert MacDowell.

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Banquet of Vultures*

Southern California Premiere

Banquet of Vultures (2005), Taylor shares

his abject horror in the face of mankind’s

propensity to annihilate itself.

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Esplanade*

The landmark Esplanade, an exuberant

celebration of movement that was credited with propelling dance a quantum leap ahead upon its premiere in 1975, set to two Bach Violin Concertos.

Saturday, October 6 Schedule

Aureole

Aureole (1962), one of the first works in

which Mr. Taylor unexpectedly juxtaposed hispioneering modern style with music of the18th Century, this time by Handel.

Troilus and Cressida (reduced) (2006)

Southern California Premiere

Termed “a Marx Brothers romp,” the work

reinterprets Shakespeare’s tragedy to hilarious effect.

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Lines of Loss*

Southern California Premiere

Lines of Loss (2006), set to music by

composers spanning seven centuries — from Machaut to Schnittke — is an impassioned response to the signifi cant losses we experience as we grow old.

Piazzolla Caldera

Piazzolla Caldera (1997), a sizzling look at the essence of tango culture, uses music by Astor Piazzolla and Jerzy Peterburshsky

Perhaps the greatest living choreographer, Paul Taylor is an iconic figure in modern dance. His sixteen-member company, founded in 1954, serves as a beacon of American creativity to the world. Taylor’s rare affinity for music has led him to set his more than 120 dances to everything from Tin Pan Alley and tango to reggae and Ragtime, and found particularly cooperative collaborators in J.S. Bach, G. F. Handel and their Baroque brethren.