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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Jun 2–4, 2005


Paul Taylor Dance Company

Led by an American master, the Paul Taylor Dance Company makes a rare Chicago appearance with two programs of repertory dance that also includes a new work, Klezmerbluegrass, commissioned in part by the MCA with the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. Celebrated for over five decades, Paul Taylor makes clear, intelligent dance. With a refined choreographic beauty matched by the breathtaking speed and power of his dancers, Taylor’s prolific creations reflect his broad interests in the experimental and expressive qualities of dance. His uncommon musicality ranges from loon calls to Bach, ragtime to reggae, and tango to Tin Pan Alley. The opening night benefit supports performing arts programming at the MCA.

Dances performed on Thursday (benefit night) and Saturday (7:30 pm):

  • Klezmerbluegrass (2004) (commissioned in part by the MCA and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture)
  • Lost, Found and Lost (1982)
  • Piazzolla Caldera (1997)

Dances performed on Friday (7:30 pm) and Saturday (2 pm):

  • Dante Variations (2004)
  • Eventide (1997)
  • Promethean Fire (2002)

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Additional support provided by the Morrison-Shearer Foundation.