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Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Opens Its Inaugural Season at Lincoln Center March 11 – 29, 2015….

October 2, 2014

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Three-Week Engagement at Lincoln Center

MARCH 11 – 29, 2015

Features Major Works by Doris Humphrey & Shen Wei, 2 NY Paul Taylor Premieres as well as the world premiere of

Mr. Taylor’s 142nd as-yet-untitled piece

Live Music Planned For Every Program played by the renowned Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Conducted by long-time Taylor Music Director, Donald York.

$10 Orchestra Seats Available For All Performances

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First announced last March, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company seeks to strengthen and expand American modern dance, one of our nation’s great indigenous art forms. With this new enterprise, Paul Taylor will:

  • Continue to create new work of his own and present it alongside acclaimed dances from his repertoire;
  • Mount legendary masterwork and new work from other choreographers – utilizing legacy companies or artists trained in the signature techniques of those chosen;
  • Assure that brilliantly performed live music accompanies Lincoln Center performances as intended by the choreographers
  • And, starting in the spring of 2015, Mr. Taylor will begin to nurture and commission a new generation of dance greats – programming them, over time, into his seasons on the world’s leading dance stage where they can reach huge new audiences.

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Among the great masterworks of modern dance to be presented this Season is Doris Humphrey’s influential piece from the 1930s, Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor. It will be performed by the venerable Limón Dance Company. Shen Wei Dance Arts will perform Rite of Spring, Mr. Shen’s brilliant take on the legendary Stravinsky score. The two dances were chosen by Mr. Taylor to help celebrate the indigenous American art of modern dance alongside his own masterworks.

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The Company’s 2015 Taylor repertoire includes

Arden Court (1981), Aureole (1962), Beloved Renegade (2008), Big Bertha (1970), Brandenburgs (1988), Cloven Kingdom (1976), Company B (1991), Diggity (1978), Esplanade (1975), Eventide (1997), Last Look (1985), Piazzolla Caldera (1997), Promethean Fire (2002), Sunset (1983), Syzygy (1987), The Word (1998), Troilus and Cressida (Reduced) (2006), the New York City premiere of Sea Lark (2014),

and the world premiere of Mr. Taylor’s 142nd yet to be named new work (2015).

The Company’s performances are

Tues, Wed &Thurs at 7pm

Fri at 8pm

Sat at 2pm & 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

Ticket prices for all performances except for March 12

$10, $30, $60, $90, $120 and $175

Visit www.ptamd.org/tickets

Premium $175 seats include an invitation to the Patrons Lounge during intermissions.

Tickets go on sale to the public on September 23.

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