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New York City Center
131 West 55th Street New York City, NY 10019
212-581-1212
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4.3 average rating
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35 events
17 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 01 2008

It was very enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who enjoys dance.

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12 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 08 2008

I liked the show, choreography was interesting and refreshing. I was not too happy with the seats though. It was too far and and on the side.

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 04 2008

A DREAM! Marvelous choreography, amazing scenery- perfect execution of a Posada like Mexican Day of the Dead woodblock print! Superior!

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Website

http://www.ptdc.org/cc_07.php

Quotes & Highlights

“The season features [two new works] by Mr. Taylor as well as repertory that includes his lush Arden Court, the luminous classic Aureole, the fiendish Cloven Kingdom and another classic, Esplanade, a death-defying test of stamina and dramatic subtlety for Mr. Taylor’s charging, immensely human dancers.” --New York Times

Description

The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to City Center with a breathtaking lineup of 19 dances by Paul Taylor, chosen from among the 127 dances he has created since 1954.  The repertoire includes two new dances: _De Sueños (of dreams) _and De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), surrealistic dreamscapes — set to music by several contemporary Mexican composers and Osvaldo Golijov — that refer to such aspects of Mexican culture and folklore as the Day of the Dead, Virgin of Guadalupe, Deer Dance and Hat Dance. The dances may be seen separately or together, and either one can be enjoyed first.

New this season are pre-performance discussions — Speaking of Taylor — each Sunday of the run at 1:30pm at the theater, and open to that afternoon’s ticketholders without charge. On March 2, Clive Barnes will discuss Mr. Taylor’s works with Taylor Historian Dr. Angela Kane, Professor and Chair of Dance in the School of Music, Theater & Dance at the University of Michigan and author of a forthcoming Taylor book. On March 9, Anna Kisselgoff, Chief Dance Critic, The New York Times, 1977-2005, will be interviewed by Suzanne Carbonneau, author of a forthcoming biography of Mr. Taylor. On March 16, Peter Schickele (alter ego of famed composer P.D.Q. Bach) will discuss Mr. Taylor’s scores.

Performance Schedule

*Thursday, February 28, 7pm: *

Byzantium, De Sueños (of dreams), Arden Court

*Friday, February 29, 8pm: *

Aureole, Troilus and Cressida (reduced), Counterswarm, Promethean Fire

*Saturday, March 1, 8pm: *

Diggity, Musical Offering, Black Tuesday

Sunday, March 2, 3pm (Free Pre-Performance Discussion with Clive Barnes and Dr. Angela Kane at 1:30):

Equinox, Fiends Angelical, Piazzolla Caldera

Tuesday, March 4, 7pm (Gala Performance):

De Sueños (of dreams), De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), Esplanade (with music performed live by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s)

*Wednesday, March 5, 7pm: *

Aureole, Troilus and Cressida (reduced), Counterswarm, Arden Court

*Thursday, March 6, 7pm: *

Diggity, Fiends Angelical, Promethean Fire

*Friday, March 7, 8pm: *

Equinox, De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), Cloven Kingdom

Saturday, March 8, 2pm:

Le Grand Puppetier, Lines of Loss, Arden Court

Saturday, March 8, 8pm:

Byzantium, De Sueños (of dreams), Piazzolla Caldera

*Sunday, March 9, 3pm *(Free Pre-Performance Discussion with Anna Kisselgoff and Suzanne Carbonneau at 1:30):

Antique Valentine, De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), Cloven Kingdom

*Tuesday, March 11, 7pm: *

Byzantium, De Sueños (of dreams), Promethean Fire

*Wednesday, March 12, 7pm: *

Cloven Kingdom, De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), Esplanade

*Thursday, March 13, 7pm: *

Le Grand Puppetier, Musical Offering, Black Tuesday

Friday, March 14, 8pm:

Byzantium, De Sueños (of dreams), Arden Court

*Saturday, March 15, 2pm: *

Diggity, Antique Valentine, Esplanade

*Saturday, March 15, 8pm: *

Le Grand Puppetier, De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), Promethean Fire

Sunday, March 16, 3pm (Free Pre-Performance Lecture by Peter Schickele at 1:30):

Cloven Kingdom, Lines of Loss, Esplanade

_Photo credit: Paul B. Goode

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About the Ticket Supplier: Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

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