Taylor Collection

DE SUEÑOS QUE SE REPITEN (OF RECURRING DREAMS)

Opus Number: 127 Music: Ariel Guzik, Silvestre Revueltas, Margarita Lecuona, Robert Gómez Bolaños, Severiano Briseño Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: November 2, 2007 Notes: De Sueños (of dreams) and De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams) are surrealistic dreamscapes that take place on the Day of the Dead,…

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DE SUEÑOS (OF DREAMS)

Opus Number: 126 Music: Agustín Lara, Juan García Esquivel, Osvaldo Golijov, B. García de Jesús, J. Elizondo, Ariel Guzik, Chalino Sánchez Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer TIpton Date First Performed: July 12, 2007 Notes: De Sueños (of dreams) and its companion piece, De Sueños que se Repiten (of recurring dreams), are surrealistic dreamscapes…

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LINES OF LOSS

Opus Number: 125 Music: Guillaume de Machaut, Christopher Tye, Jack Body, John Cage, Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: March 2, 2007 Notes: “Impossible to watch and not be moved to mourning. Lines of Loss is gut wrenching and gorgeous. As you would expect of Taylor, there…

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TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (REDUCED)

Opus Number: 124 Music: Amilcare Ponchielli Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: April 15, 2006 Notes: Although based on one of Shakespeare’s bitterest plays, Troilus and Cressida (reduced) is a wickedly funny romance. Three Cupids awaken romantic notions in the two protagonists. Their bumbling courtship is interrupted when three Greek soldiers carry…

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BANQUET OF VULTURES

Opus Number: 123 Music: Morton Feldman Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: October 29, 2005 Notes: “Paul Taylor might be the only American choreographer I would trust with the subject of war, and Banquet of Vultures is one of his most jarring and effective works… The choice of music is Taylor’s genius…

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SPRING ROUNDS

Opus Number: 122 Music: Richard Strauss after François Couperin Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: July 5, 2005 Notes: “So Spring-like that it might as well have been designed to chase away stormy skies. The 14 dancers, moving in leaps and turns like birds and butterflies hypnotized by Strauss’s romantic music, capture…

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KLEZMERBLUEGRASS

Opus Number: 121 Music: Traditional Klezmer and Bluegrass music, arranged by Margot Leverett Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: October 24, 2004 Notes: "Commissioned to celebrate 350 years of Jewish life in America, the work artfully blends country steps with intimations of Jewish dance, most notably the hora and Kazatzka or 'Cossack…

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DANTE VARIATIONS

Opus Number: 120 Music: György Ligeti Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: March 24, 2004 Notes: “Richly decadent choreography…tales of violence, lasciviousness and death. Boldly choreographed and deeply conceptual, Dante Variations left one feeling amused, hurt, emotionally drained.” – Paul Horsley, The Kansas City StarRobert Kleinendorst, photo by Paul B.…

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LE GRAND PUPPETIER

Opus Number: 119 Music: Igor Stravinsky played on pianola Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: March 2, 2004 Notes: Set to a pianola version of Stravinsky’s score for the ballet Petrushka, Le Grand Puppetier is likewise about a puppet who is brought to life. Mr. Taylor’s story involves a malevolent…

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IN THE BEGINNING

Opus Number: 118 Music: Carl Orff, orchestrated by Freidrich K. Wanek Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: April 9, 2003 Notes: In this Genesis tale as retold by Paul Taylor, Jehovah creates heaven and earth, and Adam and Eve, who in short order eat from the Tree of Knowledge and…

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