Venue Details

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New York City Center
131 West 55th Street New York City, NY 10019
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Easy access from public transportation.
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Carnegie Deli is down the block. Be prepared for huge deli sandwiches
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Circo is across the street, better food.
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This is not a baseball game! Dress appropriately, $75 tickets does not mean t-shirts.
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Reviews & Ratings

19 ratings
4.7 average rating
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35 events
7 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 14 2009

The three pieces were "ballet" versus contemporary dance. Unlike ballet, the show was fun, quirky and humorous.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 14 2009

The seats were great and the dance pieces were so fun and interesting.

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 27 2009

The pieces were visually wonderful and dancers showed great skill and technique in their execution.

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More Information

Website

http://www.ptdc.org/cc_09_a.php?id=78

Quotes & Highlights

Funny Papers_: “A mega-hit.  The recordings are side-splitting, the choreography is hilarious.” —_The New York Times
Beloved Renegade_: “the best new choreography of 2008” —_The New York Times
Changes_: “a spellbinding time capsule of the Californian 1960s.” —_The New York Times

Description

Highlights include the New York Premieres of two new dances: Changes, set to songs sung by The Mamas and The Papas, and Beloved Renegade — inspired by the life and work of Walt Whitman — which Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times called “Best new choreography in 2008.” The season also marks the return to City Center of the legendary Scudorama for the first time in 40 years.

Changes, a high-spirited dance set to songs sung by The Mamas and The Papas, revisits the turbulent 1960s and the growing radicalization of the nation’s young people as they defied authority and embraced liberation movements

The legendary Scudorama (1963), “a dance of death leavened with light touches,” was one of Mr. Taylor’s early triumphs. With a score by Clarence Jackson, it was a mainstay of the repertoire for a decade; it now makes its much-anticipated return to City Center for the first time in 40 years

Performance Schedule (subject to change):

  • Wednesday, February 25, 7pm:*

Images, Offenbach Overtures, Beloved Renegade*

  • Friday, February 27, 8pm:*

Danbury Mix, Eventide, Promethean Fire

  • Saturday, February 28, 8pm: *

Funny Papers, De Sueños, De Sueños que se Repiten

Sunday, March 1, 3pm:

*Danbury Mix, Private Domain, Arden Court

*Tuesday, March 3, 7pm Gala:

Mercuric Tidings, Changes, Beloved Renegade*

  • Wednesday, March 4, 7pm:*

The Sorcerer’s Sofa, Eventide, Promethean Fire

  • Thursday, March 5, 7pm:

…Byzantium, Le Sacre du Printemps, Beloved Renegade

  • Friday, March 6, 8pm: *

Mercuric Tidings, Scudorama, Esplanade

  • Saturday, March 7, 2pm: *

Arden Court, Last Look, Esplanade

  • Saturday, March 7, 8pm: *

Mercuric Tidings, Last Look, Beloved Renegade *

*Sunday, March 8, 3pm:

The Sorcerer’s Sofa, Changes, Promethean Fire

  • Tuesday, March 10, 7pm:*

Le Sacre du Printemps, Private Domain, Changes*

  • Wednesday, March 11, 7pm:*

Images, Last Look, Offenbach Overtures

 

*Thursday, March 12, 7pm: *

Funny Papers, Scudorama, Esplanade

Friday, March 13, 8pm:

 …Byzantium, Changes*, Arden Court

  • Saturday, March 14, 2pm: *

De Sueños, De Sueños que se Repiten, Esplanade

  • Saturday, March 14, 8pm: *

Danbury Mix, Changes*, Offenbach Overtures

  • Sunday, March 15, 3pm: *

Le Sacre du Printemps, Eventide, Beloved Renegade* * New York Premiere (For the latest updates, visit the website.)

About the Ticket Supplier: Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.” —San Francisco Chronicle