11/3/19 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Alex Clayton and Devon Louis

By Walter Rutledge 

The Paul Taylor Dance Company has gone through a major transition. Over the last two years the company has seen many Taylor dancers retire, the acquisition of eight new dancers and a new artistic director. New works by the next wave of modern dance makers have become an exciting addition the predominately Taylor based repertoire. O&A NYC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Walter Rutledge sat down with Alex Clayton and Devon Louis two new members of the Taylor company. 

A Conversation With Alex Clayton and Devon Louis

Clayton joined the company in the summer of 2017 and made his New York City debut during the 2018 season. A self- described high energy mover he has also served as rehearsal assistant for Lila York’s 2016 Continuum for the Taylor Company Commissions. Louis makes his New York City debut with the Taylor company this season; October 29 through November 17. In our conversation we discuss how they are acclimating to the technique, the repertoire and all things Taylor.

10/28/19 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Michelle Fleet

By Walter Rutledge

Michelle Fleet has been affiliated with the Taylor organization since 1999. During her twenty-year association she has been a member of Taylor 2 (1999- 2002) and a seventeen-year member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. The Bronx native talked with Out and About NYC Magazine Editor-in Chief Walter Rutledge about her career, favorite roles, and future ambitions prior to her final season (October 29 through November 17 at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater) as a member of the Taylor company. Continue reading

7/17/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK JULY 17- JULY 23, 2018: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … and More

Mid- July Heatwave, NYC beach and barbecue continues!  New York City is hot. We have modernist sculpture off Fifth Avenue. Beautiful bodies dancing on Fire Island and the Upper Westside. Jokes in Harlem and Hawaii comes to the Bronx.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About. 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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10/14/16 O&A NYC WHAT HAPPENING THIS WEEK: Friday, October 14 through Thursday, October 20, 2016 Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … And More

By Walter Rutledge

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Fall is in full swing and is quickly ushering in the holiday arts season. This week we honor dance in Brooklyn, celebrate Jazz on Staten Island, and watch Denzel Washington save a western town. Here are a few of the many events taking place in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to get you Out and About. Continue reading

7/21/16 O&A NYC DANCE: Bessie Award Announces 2016 Nominees (With Video)

 By Walter Rutledge

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The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season at a press conference on Wednesday July 14 at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway. 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

3/10/15 O&A Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company Begins New York City Season

 By Walter Rutledge

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Paul Taylor brings his renowned dance company back to the David H. Kock Theater at Lincoln Center, March 10 through March 29, 2015. The company will present 17 Taylor classics plus a New York Premiere of Sea Lark, with set and costumes by his long-time design collaborator Alex Katz and a vibrant score by Francis Poulenc, and the World Premiere of Death and the Damsel. Continue reading

3/6/15 O&A Shall We Dance Friday: Promethean Fire- Paul Taylor Dance Company

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Promethean Fire (2002) is danced to the music of three of Leopold Stokowski’s famous Bach transcriptions (Opus 116). The ensemble work is one of Paul Taylor’s six ballets set to the music of the baroque master. This excerpt is the first movement choreographed to the celebrated Toccata and Fugue in D minor.   Continue reading

O & A This Week: Tuesday, July 29 Through Monday, August 4, 2014- Art, Dance, Film, Music and Theatre

By Walter Rutledge

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 The weather maybe unseasonably cool, but the New York City art scene is definitely heating up. Fine arts prevails in Harlem and Soho, dance is turning heads from Long Island to Lincoln Center, film honors the Godfather of Soul and a gadfly for social justice and we have high flying theatre near Union Square. Here are a few of the many events happening this week in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to get you Out and About. Continue reading