Taylor Collection

UNTITLED DUET

Opus Number: 6 Music: Done in silence Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed: May 6, 1956 Notes: Choreographic re-working of Paul Taylor's Fibers.Paul Taylor and Anita Dencks, photo by Stevenson Jr. 

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THE LEAST FLYCATCHER

Opus Number: 5 Music: Robert Rauschenberg (commissioned score) Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed: May 6, 1956 Notes: “The Least Flycatcher, to piano rag music of Stravinsky, never stops, and it’s a bright delicate piece full of side-stepping, prancing, arms winding or flying, the head cocked at that precisely individual angle, leg extensions like knife…

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Photo by Paul B. Goode

3 EPITAPHS

Opus Number: 4 Music: Early New Orleans jazz Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Lighting: George Tacet Date First Performed: March 27, 1956 Notes: “A parade of faceless, gray-leotarded figures to early New Orleans jazz — funeral music — is one of the funniest dances anywhere. An essay on posture and gesture — and genius.” – Janice Berman,…

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LITTLE CIRCUS

Opus Number: 3 Music: Igor Stravinsky Set and Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Lighting: John Robertson Date First Performed: June 6, 1955Paul Taylor and David Vaughan, photo by unknown

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CIRCUS POLKA

Opus Number: 2 Music: Igor Stravinsky Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Lighting: Marc May and John Robertson Date First Performed: March 15, 1955 Notes: One of Taylor's earliest explorations on the differences between light and dark humor, that served as the beginning of the larger work "Little Circus."Paul Taylor, photo by Stevenson Jr.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Opus Number: 1 Music: Hy Gubernick (commissioned score) Set and Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Lighting: Marc May Date First Performed: May 30, 1954 Notes: The first dance Paul Taylor ever created, when he was twenty-four years old.Pauk Taylor, photo by Stephan

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