Paul Taylor Dance Company: Famed New York Ensemble Performs
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A modern dance company that's been performing -- and blowing minds -- since 1971, Pilobolus proves that the human body is the most eloquent and magical of all mediums. The company's famed for its innovative contortions, requiring incredible strength, agility and flexibility, and they've been featured everywhere from Oprah and 60 Minutes to Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Sesame Street, not to mention performing to acclaim on the 2007 Academy Awards broadcast. Having collaborated with some of the best and brightest minds in entertainment -- including Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), Grammy-winning band OK Go and Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman (Maus) -- Pilobolus continues to redefine the world's understanding of dance through constant transformation and evolution, continually adding to their repertory of more than 100 works. Learn More
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“No other choreographer covers such a wide palette as Mr. Taylor … and he frequently packs a wicked sense of humor. The range of emotions is extraordinary, full of vitality … the chance to see works of this caliber from a living artist is too precious to miss.” —Jean Battey Lewis, Washington Times
Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America’s indigenous art of modern dance. Mr. Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent dances as well as his classics. He may propel his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of it, or use them to wordlessly illuminate war, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality. While much of his work has been iconoclastic, since the very start of his career Mr. Taylor has also made some of the most purely romantic, most astonishingly athletic, and downright funniest dances ever put on stage.
Mr. Taylor has set movement to music so memorably that for many people it is impossible to hear certain orchestral works and popular songs and not think of his dances. He has collaborated with such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Alex Katz, Tharon Musser, Thomas Skelton, Gene Moore, John Rawlings, William Ivey Long, Jennifer Tipton and Santo Loquasto. As the subject of the documentary, Dancemaker, and author of the autobiography, Private Domain, and Why I Make Dances, he has shed light on the mysteries of the creative process as few artists ever have. He remains among the most sought-after choreographers working today, commissioned by ballet companies and presenting organizations the world over. The Paul Taylor Dance Company has performed in more than 520 cities in 62 countries.