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 Esplanade Circle Celebration with Artistic Director Michael Novak and Taylor dancers
  • Invitation to the Producers studio showing, including a toast with the Taylor dancers
  • Ticket exchange privileges on specially reserved “house seats” purchased through the Development Office

All but $500 tax-deductible


PRODUCERS Benefits , plus:

  • Invitation to the exclusive Closing Night Party of our NYC season with Artistic Director Michael Novak and the Taylor dancers
  • Access to a private Company rehearsal for you and 3 guests
  • Exclusive concierge ticketing services for all US and international tour locations

All but $600 tax-deductible


PARTNERS Benefits , plus:

  • Invitation to the Leaders dinner, hosted by the Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Access to a post-performance backstage tour at our NYC season for you and 3 guests accompanied by a Taylor dancer
  • Invitation to travel with the Company and enjoy Leaders activities at exclusive touring engagements worldwide
  • A NYC season memento signed by the dancers
  • Access to premium Leaders events throughout the year

All but $700 tax-deductible


LEADERS Benefits , plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Artistic Director’s Salon, a special evening of art and conversation with Michael Novak
  • Access to a post-performance backstage tour at our NYC season for you and 5 guests, including a champagne toast with Michael Novak and a Taylor dancer
  • An opportunity for you and a guest to watch one act of a Taylor performance from backstage
  • Acknowledgment of your generosity as a special credit in our NYC season’s printed Playbill

All but $800 tax-deductible


“Dancemakers” enjoy all the benefits of the Esplanade Circle, plus exclusive opportunities to help you connect to the artists and their art, including:

  • The annual Artist In-Depth event
  • Process Presentations around each new work
  • Highest-level concierge services in NYC and on tour, with special travel support
  • Special recognition in our studio, publications, and whenever commissions are performed.

PHOTO CREDITS (top to bottom | left to right) Header photo  of Jada Pearman, Madelyn Ho, Jake Vincent, Kristin Draucker and Company in Esplanade by Steven Pisano; photos of Esplanade Circle events by Whitney Browne.

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