Come closer

Named in honor of Paul Taylor’s beloved 1975 masterpiece, this special patrons group binds the most generous supporters of the Company to our work. Members of the Esplanade Circle enjoy an unparalleled look behind the curtain that allows them to experience the dancers and the repertory from a unique perspective.

Go deeper, spend time with us in the studio and backstage, and receive a premium level of service as you experience the best of modern dance that only the Taylor Company can provide. In return, we look forward to providing you an exclusive, unrivaled benefactor’s experience that connects, informs, and inspires.

All but $400 tax-deductible


FRIENDS of PTDF Benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Studio Dinner, featuring an intimate studio performance followed by dinner with Artistic Director Michael Novak and the Taylor dancers
  • Exclusive concierge ticketing services during the New York Season with ticket exchange privileges and access to house seats up to the day of the performance
  • Access to an exclusive Travelers Patron Lounge reception with Taylor artists prior to a Lincoln Center Season performance

All but $500 tax-deductible


PRODUCERS CIRCLE Benefits , plus:

  • Invitation to the Season Launch Party, a private reception with the Artistic Director and Taylor dancers prior to our New York Season
  • Ticket reservation privileges for all U.S. and international tour locations
  • Private viewing of the Company’s rehearsal process at the Taylor Studios for you and 3 guests
  • Special concierge service and access for other regional performances

All but $600 tax-deductible


PARTNERS CIRCLE Benefits , plus:

  • Intimate dinner with the Chair of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation and other Company leadership
  • A postperformance backstage tour of the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center accompanied by a dancer for you and 3 guests
  • Invitation to the Season Cast Party, a celebration with the dancers immediately following the last performance of our New York Season
  • Invitation to travel with the Company and enjoy Leaders-only activities at exclusive touring engagements worldwide
  • Invitation to a private, off-site dinner with Taylor artists, collaborators, and experts

All but $800 tax-deductible


LEADERS CIRCLE Benefits , plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Artistic Director’s Salon, a special evening of art and conversation hosted by Michael Novak
  • A postperformance backstage tour of the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center accompanied by Artistic Director Michael Novak and a dancer, including a champagne toast for you and 5 guests
  • Cocommissioning credit in the New York Playbills for a new dance created by a Taylor Company Commissions guest choreographer
  • An opportunity to watch one piece from the wings of the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for you and a guest
  • A Season memento signed by the dancers and contributing artists

PHOTO CREDITS (top to bottom | left to right) Header photo of dancers in Esplanade, Paul B. Goode; photos of Esplanade Circle events by Whitney Browne.

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