Stephen Petronio's Passionate Bloom Danced to Rufus Wainwright
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The last date listed for Bloom was Saturday February 3, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
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- “Devastatingly personal even as it transcends into the universal. Spectacular."<em> --NY Arts</em>
- “Bloom grows and expands into a kind of ecstasy...a rich, constantly changing work.” <em>--The Village Voice</em>
With music by Rufus Wainwright
Featuring the Paulist Choristers of California, children's choir <p>The original music to Bloom, created by acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, was based on poems by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Acclaimed choreographer Stephen Petronio has created a passionate, hopeful, sensual and celebratory dance to accompany Wainwright's music, a powerful "modern landscape for the senses."</p> <p>With movement blossoming into a kind of ecstasy, Bloom conveys the openness and purity of youth and the bittersweet poignancy of transformation, complimented by Wainwright's lush theatrical score featuring the sounds of a youth choir. The evening also features "Bud Suite," set to a series of songs by Wainwright, and "The Rite Part," based on Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring."</p>