American Dance Festival (ADF), North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Paul Taylor Dance Company

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( Thu., Sep. 16, 2021 )

North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6494


The Paul Taylor Dance Company closes out ADF’s season at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Founded in 1954 the company remains one of the most famous and dynamic modern dance ensembles of our time. The program includes A Field of Grass (1993), with songs sung by Harry Nilsson, a dance evoking America in the 1960s where a central character experiences love, drugs, rebellion, and hope through his counterculture community. Duet (1964), last performed by the Taylor Company in 1992 and made after Taylor's lyrical 1962 masterpiece Aureole, is a testament to his craft with simplicity, beauty, purity, and gentleness. Esplanade (1975), the definitive Paul Taylor work, is at once playful, somber, romantic, and explosive—a pillar of modern dance that instantly affirms Paul Taylor as one of history’s greatest choreographers.


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