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All Taylor I
Part of: Paul Taylor Dance Company
The All Taylor series offers three programs that give you the chance to enjoy a total of nine magnificent classics made by the Dancemaker between 1963 and 2011. In the sprightly Diggity, the dancers skillfully negotiate a stage filled with metallic canines. Gossamer Gallants ignites a hilarious battle of the sexes among insects, while Scudorama involves a darker human conflict. The exuberant Arden Court examines supportive, competitive and flirtatious relationships. In the otherworldly Syzygy, dancers hurtle across the stage like so many celestial bodies orbiting and eclipsing each other. Polaris cleverly shows the same choreography danced twice to different music, to markedly different effect. Company B and Sunset helped define Taylor as one of history’s great war poets. Company B, through Andrews Sisters’ songs, looks back at the high spirits and painful losses of America in the 1940s, while Sunset is an achingly poignant depiction of soldiers and those they leave behind. Esplanade runs the gamut of human emotions and leaves audiences breathless and cheering as the dancers hurtle fearlessly across the stage.
Diggity (music by Donald York)
Scudorama (music by Clarence Jackson)
Esplanade (music by Johann Sebastian Bach)