By Walter Rutledge
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.
In addition Taylor will launch the inaugural season of a new dance initiative entitled Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance. Taylor will present important works by past dance legends and emerging artists during his New York City season. The initiative is Taylor’s way of celebrating the past, enhancing the present and securing the future of modern dance. Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance will ensure that this homegrown American art form always has a home at Lincoln Center.
For the 2015 New York City season Taylor will present works he admires by modern choreographers Doris Humphrey and Shen Wei. Humphrey’s rarely-seen Passacaglia, danced by Limón Dance Company accompanied by organist Kent Tritle. Shen Wei Dance Arts will dance Wei’s riveting Rite of Spring.
Another season highlight, and first for the company at Lincoln Center, will be the introduction of live music. The Orchestra of St. Luke’s will perform live throughout the season when intended by the choreographer. Gifted Soprano Devon Guthrie will perform in Taylor’s Beloved Renegade; the work is set to Gloria by Francis Poulenc.
For more information visit davidhkochtheater.com.
In Photo: 1) Arden Court- James Samson, Sean Mahoney, Francisco Graciano, George Smallwood, Michael Trusnovec and Michael Apuzzo 2) Sea Lark- Christina Markham and Sean Mahoney 3) A 1995 performance of Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor- Doris Humphrey Dance Company
Photo Credit: 1) Paul B. Goode 2) Whitney Browne 3) Fred R. Conrad