Taylor Collection

TO MAKE CROPS GROW

Opus Number: 137 Music: Ferde Grofe Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: James F. Ingalls Date First Performed: November 3, 2012 Notes: Villagers perform holdovers of an ancient ritualJames Samson, Robert Kleinendorst, Christina Lynch Markham, Aileen Roehl, Michael Apuzzo, Francisco Graciano, Jamie Rae Walker, photo by Paul B. Goode

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HOUSE OF JOY

Opus Number: 136 Music: Donald York Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: March 17, 2012 Notes: “House of Joy” is a pantomime set in a brothel in a sketchy neighborhood where ladies of the night secure their clients, one of whom is beaten up for not being able to pay.…

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GOSSAMER GALLANTS

Opus Number: 135 Music: Bedřich Smetana Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: November 19, 2011 Notes: Using movement inspired by insects, the dance offers a comedic view of mating rituals, in which the female of the species is often the stronger, predatory partner.Jamie Rae Walker, Laura Halzack, Michelle Fleet, Heather…

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THE UNCOMMITTED

Opus Number: 134 Music: Arvo Pärt Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: July 21, 2011 Notes: In a comment on the impermanence of many relationships in the 21st Century, the dance looks at individuals who fail to make lasting connections.Eran Bugge, Michael Kleinendorst, and Aileen Roehl, photo by Rick McCullough

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THREE DUBIOUS MEMORIES

Opus Number: 133 Music: Peter Elyakim Taussig Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: October 30, 2010 Notes: With this dance, Mr. Taylor explores the subjective nature of memory. He dramatically illustrates that events may be recalled differently by various participants, each of whom believes in the accuracy of their own version. “The…

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PHANTASMAGORIA

Opus Number: 132 Music: Anonymous Renaissance Composers Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: July 15, 2010 Notes: "Like a zealous and drunk short-order cook reduced to scraps, Taylor serves up a whole hodgepodge menu of stock characters – first as separate dishes, then as stew. Gauzy and flower-bestrewn Isadorables, a strictly up-and-down…

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

Opus Number: 131 Music: Claude Debussy Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: James F. Ingalls Date First Performed: November 6, 2009 Notes: A dance about people more concerned with momentary connections than ongoing relationships. Men and women converge at a secret trysting place in the dead of night – not for romance, but to satisfy their pure…

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ALSO PLAYING

Opus Number: 130 Music: Gaetano Donizetti Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Program Note: “Dedicated to all Vaudevillians, especially those who went on no matter what.” Date First Performed: April 8, 2009 Notes: Ballet music by Donizetti propels a Vaudeville revue with acts ranging from an Apache dance and a tap-dancing horse (a true hoofer)…

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BELOVED RENEGADE

Opus Number: 129 Music: Francis Poulenc Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: November 21, 2008 Notes: Set to Francis Poulenc’s choral “Gloria,” the dance was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with…

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CHANGES

Opus Number: 128 Music: Songs sung by The Mamas & The Papas Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: April 22, 2008 Notes: The 1960s began in a spirit of unbridled optimism, with Americans electing the youngest President ever. That optimism was short-lived, dashed by assassinations, race riots and the nation’s tragic involvement…

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