Memories of Paul Taylor … and ‘Aureole’ 2

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Ed. note: Guest blogger Sharon Kinney contributes this reminiscence to mark the passing away of Paul Taylor on August 29, 2018 and to honor a great American dancer/choreographer. Writes Sharon: It was the summer of 1962, Paul Taylor invited me to come audition for a new piece he was making to be performed at Connecticut ...

In memoriam: ‘Still trying to get Paul Taylor’s jump right’

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Ed. note: A guest writer, Sean Mahoney, pictured above, submitted this personal reminiscence of his work with the great iconoclastic choreographer Paul Taylor (1930 – 2018). Mahoney, who began his association with the Taylor organization in 1994, has been a member of Paul Taylor Dance Company since 2004. I was in rehearsal and Paul was ...

Rauschenberg dance contributions recognized in live MoMA performance

Architecture & Design · Dance · Visual arts
Who’s going to New York? Oh, you already live there? Then get thee to MoMA on Wednesday, September 6, for a curated performance of mid-century dance masterworks at the vaunted MoMA Sculpture Garden twice that day. The dance program accompanies Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, the exhibit now on at the Museum through September 17. Rauschenberg ...

Paul Taylor’s gorgeous, sprawling “Brandenburgs” on PBS

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“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 ...

Paul Taylor garners prestigious arts award

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New Yorkers gathered on October 3 to honor legendary choreographer Paul Taylor at a State Dinner at the iconic Lotos Club, founded in 1870. Mr. Taylor received the Medal of Merit, the Club’s highest honor given to leaders in the arts and cultural worlds. Past recipients include Gilbert and Sullivan, Ulysses S. Grant, Samuel Clemens, ...

Eye on Paul Taylor

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A series by dance photog Christopher Duggan celebrates the Paul Taylor Dance Company, now entering the third week of its season at Lincoln Center. We reviewed the first week’s performances on The Huffington Post.  On view in the slide show, works by Paul Taylor: Junction (1961), Piazolla Caldera (1997), Brandenburgs (1988), The Uncommited (2011), House ...

To New York for Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Susan Marshall

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You’ve heard of ‘Autumn in New York,’ correct?  Well, what about ‘Spring Dance Season in New York’? We’re eastward-bound to check it out. Like this? Read more: Paul Taylor Moves to Lincoln Center (The Huffington Post) Michael Jackson visited Martha Graham studio

Taylor-made

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Read our story about Paul Taylor Dance Company’s premiere season at Lincoln Center. Read it in The Huffington Post.

Aureole Restaurant honors 50th anniversary of Paul Taylor’s “Aureole” 2

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A NYC restaurant bearing the same name as Paul Taylor’s much loved white ballet, set to the music of Handel, honors the work and its choreographer. Here’s their specially “Taylor-ed” menu. In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Paul Taylor’s Masterpiece “Aureole” First Course FLUKE CRUDO QUINTET MANDARIN, GRAPEFRUIT, CHIVES, ORMARKET GREENS CHAOS BEETS, RADISHES, ...

A Paul Taylor premiere at ADF, always a joyous event

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**LATE BREAKING NEWS ** UPDATE ** LATE BREAKING NEWS ** UPDATE** The Paul Taylor Dance Company announced today that its upcoming 2011-12 three-week New York season will be held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from March 13  – April 1, 2012. “I am looking forward to seeing my amazing dancers perform ...