“This piece is meant to be very dancey, but it has a theme. I would say it’s about gallantry. The men are gallant towards the women. The women are more playful. Each of the women has a distinct personality. There’s a leading man, too. His relationship to the women, it’s gallant, but it’s not a falling-in-love relationship.”
“Mainly it’s a movement piece.”
So says our nation’s greatest living choreographer, Paul Taylor, characteristically understating the genius on view in his masterwork from 1988, “Brandenburgs.” The massive, sprawling and joyous dance work, a seamless chain of rich dance scenarios set to Bach, will be broadcast in your living room this Friday May 3, 2013 at 9 pm on PBS. Program also includes “Beloved Renegade” (2008), set to Poulenc and inspired by Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass.” Don’t miss it.
Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris | PBS Great Performances | May 3
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