Dance memories stored in a jewelry bag, a gift from Yuriko
A short time after Paul Taylor Dance Company founding member Sharon Kinney left Taylor’s company and had her first child, a son, she got a call for work. Calling was Yuriko (1920-2022), the great, fleeting exponent, and leading light, of Martha Graham Dance Company. It was the late sixties, and the Japanese-American dancer, transitioning from ...
Paul Taylor’s gorgeous, sprawling “Brandenburgs” on PBS
“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
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
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 ...
Aureole Restaurant honors 50th anniversary of Paul Taylor’s “Aureole” 2
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, ...