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135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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“Modern dance doesn’t come any better than this.” —Chicago Sun-Times

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The Paul Taylor Dance Company, poised to celebrate its 50th anniversary, is one of the world’s most exquisite ensembles. The Company has performed Mr. Taylor’s works in over 60 countries and more than 450 cities. It has represented the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries and has toured extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State.

The Music Center is proud to present the Paul Taylor Dance Company in its 50th Anniversary National Tour – featuring the Southern California premiere of Promethean Fire.

Promethean Fire

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Choreographer: Paul Taylor

Mercuric Tidings

Composer: Franz Schubert / Symphony 1 & 2

Choreographer: Paul Taylor

Runes

Composer: Gerald Busby

Choreographer: Paul Taylor

About the Company:

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, now in its 49th year, is one of the world’s most exquisite ensembles. The Company has performed Mr. Taylor’s works in over 60 countries and more than 450 cities. It has represented the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries and has toured extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State.

In June 1999 the Company launched a two-year Cultural Capitals of the World Tour, which took it to Santiago, Cologne, Auckland, Macau, Jakarta, Paris, Frankfurt, Kingston, Santo Domingo, Stockholm, Bergen, Lyon, London, Rome, Montreal, Beijing and Shanghai, among other cities. The engagement in Chile was named the Best International Dance Event of 1999 by the country’s Art Critic’s Circle.

In the summer of 2001 the Company toured in The People’s Republic of China and performed in six cities, four of which had never seen American modern dance before. In the spring of 2003 the Company mounted a four-week, seven-city tour of the United Kingdom.

While continuing to garner international acclaim, the Paul Taylor Dance Company performs more than half of each touring season in cities throughout the United States. Boston and Durham host annual engagements during which audiences have the opportunity to see Mr. Taylor’s newest works.

The Company also presents annual two-week seasons at City Center in New York and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Beginning with its first television appearance for the Dance in America series in 1978, the Company has appeared on PBS in eight different programs, including the 1991 Emmy Award-winning Speaking in Tongues. More recently, the Company worked with WNET/New York to create a new Dance in America special, The Wrecker’s Ball, which includes Company B, Funny Papers, and A Field of Grass. Broadcast nationally on PBS, The Wrecker’s Ball was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1997.

In 1999 the PBS American Masters series aired Dancemaker, the Academy Award nominated documentary about Paul Taylor and his Company. Dancemaker, The Wrecker’s Ball, Speaking in Tongues, and Esplanade/Runes are all available on home video.

About the Ticket Supplier: Music Center

A leader at the cultural heart of Los Angeles County, The Music Center brings to life one of the world’s premier arts destinations by creating opportunities for arts participation, enabling compelling programming and providing firstclass venues and services.

The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, creating a cultural hub that is central to L.A.’s status as “the creative capital” of the world. Celebrated for its illustrious dance programming Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and home to four world-class resident companies- LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale – The Music Center is the place to experience the most innovative and critically-acclaimed performing arts in the nation. In its effort to extend the reach and accessibility of the performing arts, the Music Center is a national model for experiences in which people participate directly through its Active Arts® at The Music Center.

As well, The Music Center presents special productions, events and festivals for children and families, including World City at The Music Center. Each year, over one-million audience members delight in the excitement of live performances on The Music Center’s stages and enjoy free community arts events all year long across its outdoor campus.

The Music Center is also on the forefront of arts education in Los Angeles, providing arts resources to students and teachers in schools and community centers throughout the region. Approximately 500 full-time, seasonal and part-time staff members are employees of The Center and contribute to its operation and success.

The Music Center was developed as an unprecedented public private partnership with Los Angeles County. Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. This relationship has cemented the importance of the arts to the cultural fabric of Los Angeles.