3/6/18 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Michelle Fleet and Michael Trusnovec- Paul Taylor Dance Company 2018 New York City Season

By Walter Rutledge

The Paul Taylor American Modern Dance begins its annual New York City season at the Koch Theater, Lincoln Center tonight with a special 6pm Dance For All performance. All seats are $5. The season will offer 13 Taylor classics, a work by Lila York, world premieres from Doug Varone, Bryan Arias, and Taylor’s 147th work entitled Concertina. Continue reading

3/3/17 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Michelle Fleet

By Walter Rutledge

A conversation with Michelle Fleet prior to the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 2017 New York City season Tuesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 26 at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.
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3/21/16 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Michelle Fleet- The Diversion Of Angels

Michelle Fleet Talks Graham 2

To honor the Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary Celebration Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance will perform Graham’s Diversion of Angels during the New York City season at the Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Former Graham principal dancers Blakeley White-McGuire and Tadej Brdnik restaged the work on the Taylor Company; which has been maintained by Linda Hodes. Hodes, a former member of both the Graham and Taylor Companies, performed the work with Taylor and in 1993 became the Founding Director of Taylor 2. Continue reading

3/14/16 O&A NYC DANCE: Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance New York Season Begins Tuesday March 15

By Walter Rutledge

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Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance (PTAMD) begins its annual New York City Season Tuesday, March 15 at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. The three-week, twenty-one performance spring offering runs thru April 3 and will include two New York premieres by Taylor, Sullivaniana and Dilly Dilly- his 143rd and 144th works for the company. The performances will feature live music performed by the renowned Orchestra of St. Luke’s, conducted by long-time Taylor Music Director, Donald York. Continue reading

3/16/15 O&A Dance: A Conversation With Michelle Fleet- Paul Taylor Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

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Michelle Fleet is a twelve-year veteran of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Upon graduating from SUNY Purchase (BFA in Dance) Fleet auditioned for Taylor 2 and became a member in the summer of 1999. After two years of “cutting her teeth” she made her debut with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2002.   Continue reading