2022 New York Season


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November 1–13, 2022
Lincoln Center

A new era for the Paul Taylor Dance Company arrives on November 1. With sixteen extraordinary dancers… a new Resident Choreographer… works by five superb dance makers including two World Premieres… and more than 30 of the world’s greatest musicians taking center stage… the Koch Theater will barely contain it all.

After some of the most difficult years the world has ever known, Taylor’s finally back at Lincoln Center!

  • More dance, more savings.

    Ask for a multi-buy discount when purchasing two or more programs!*

    Buy 2 programs for 10% off
    Buy 3 or more programs for 25% off

    Groups

    Groups of 6 and more save 25% on most seats and receive free telephone ordering and priority seating! For more information, call 646.214.5830 or email groups@ptdc.org

    Students

    Show your valid student ID at the box office on show day and get the best available seats for $10; limit 2 per person.

    *Multi-buy discounts only apply to $30-120 tickets


EXPLORE THE SEASON

  • Since 2014, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has commissioned thirteen choreographers to create dynamic and innovative works that bring a fresh and diverse dimension to the stage. Artistic Director Michael Novak continues this tradition, inviting Resident Choreographer Lauren Lovette and Amy Hall Garner to each make a dance for the Company.

    Lauren Lovette

    Wed, Nov 2 | 7pm | BUY NOW

    Gala Performance
    Arden Court (Music by William Boyce)
    Lovette World Premiere (Music by Ernest Bloch)

    Sat, Nov 5 | 8pm | BUY NOW
    Sat, Nov 12 | 2pm | BUY NOW

    Company B (Songs sung by the Andrews Sisters)
    Lovette World Premiere (Music by Ernest Bloch)
    Syzygy (Music by Donald York) 

    Lovette has been commissioned by New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, among many others. “Her choreographic sensibility, like Paul Taylor’s, encompasses both the light and the dark. It’s passionate, lush, and full of imagination.” – The New York Times

    Amy Hall Garner

    Thu, Nov 3 | 7pm | BUY NOW
    Fri, Nov 11 | 8pm | BUY NOW

    Scudorama (Music by Clarence Jackson)
    Garner World Premiere (Recordings of Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, & Bill Evans)
    Esplanade (Music by Johann Sebastian Bach)

    Garner has been commissioned by Hubbard Street and Ailey II, among many others. “Her style of dance shifts constantly… and defies labeling, showing, if one chooses to blend styles, how to do it right.” – seechicagodance.org

  • The All Taylor series gives you the chance to enjoy nine magnificent Taylor classics.

    Opening Night: All Taylor I

    Tue, Nov 1 | 7pm | TICKETS ON SALE 10/17

    Diggity (Music by Donald York)
    Scudorama (Music by Clarence Jackson)
    Esplanade (Music by Johann Sebastian Bach)

    All Taylor II

    Fri, Nov 4 | 8pm | BUY NOW

    Arden Court (Music by William Boyce)
    Gossamer Gallants (Music by Bedřich Smetana)
    Company B (Songs sung by the Andrews Sisters)

    All Taylor III

    Sun, Nov 13 | 3pm | BUY NOW

    Polaris (Music by Donald York)
    Sunset (Music by Edward Elgar)
    Syzygy (Music by Donald York)

    In the sprightly Diggity, the dancers skillfully negotiate a stage filled with metallic canines. Gossamer Gallants ignites a hilarious battle of the sexes among insects, while Scudorama involves a darker human conflict. The exuberant Arden Court examines supportive, competitive, and flirtatious relationships. In the otherworldly Syzygy, dancers hurtle across the stage like so many celestial bodies orbiting and eclipsing each other. Polaris cleverly shows the same choreography danced twice to different music, to markedly different effect. Company B and Sunset helped define Taylor as one of history’s great war poets. Company B, through Andrews Sisters’ songs, looks back at the high spirits and painful losses of America in the 1940s, while Sunset is an achingly poignant depiction of soldiers and those they leave behind. Esplanade runs the gamut of human emotions and leaves audiences breathless and cheering as the dancers hurtle fearlessly across the stage.

  • Our new Moving Music series expands the celebrated partnership between Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Join us for three unique programs in which Act II is devoted exclusively to music, as OSL moves front and center to perform masterful music.

    Menagerie Matinee

    Step into the animal world for an afternoon with this fun, thrilling, and heartwarming program that brings together dance and music for audiences of all ages.

    Sat Nov 5 | 2pm | BUY NOW

    Gossamer Gallants (Music by Bedřich Smetana)
    Peter and the Wolf (Music by Sergei Prokofiev)
    Diggity (Music by Donald York)

    Taylor’s Gossamer Gallants features an insect world battle of the sexes, while in Diggity the dancers skillfully maneuver Alex Katz’s canine obstacle course. Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is narrated by actress, recording artist, fashion designer, and philanthropist Vanessa Williams, with instruments of the orchestra representing the different characters in the tale.

    EVEN MORE FAMILY FUN! Kids and families are invited to join us after the performance for fun-tastic activities, refreshments with the dancers, and a behind-the-scenes look at the production. For more information, click here!

    American Rhapsody

    Taylor, Gershwin, and Keigwin capture facets of the American experience.

    Sun Nov 6 | 3pm | BUY NOW
    Tue Nov 8 | 7pm | BUY NOW

    Company B (Songs sung by the Andrews Sisters)
    Rhapsody in Blue (Music by George Gershwin)
    Rush Hour (Music by Adam Crystal)

    Taylor’s Company B takes us back to the 1940s, juxtaposing the soaring spirit in post-Depression America with the tragedy of soldiers fighting and dying overseas. Gershwin’s soulful and jazzy Rhapsody in Blue, featuring pianist Conrad Tao, evokes the urban energy of the Roaring 1920s while Larry Keigwin’s Rush Hour depicts a wildly pulsating streetscape a century later.

    ICONS: Taylor, Glass, Jooss

    Masterworks by three of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists.

    Thu Nov 10 | 7pm | BUY NOW
    Sat Nov 12 | 8pm | BUY NOW

    Arden Court (Music by William Boyce)
    Suite from The Hours (Music by Philip Glass)
    The Green Table (Music by Fritz Cohen)

    Taylor’s Arden Court features the Company’s legendary exuberance and elan. The Suite from The Hours is a haunting Oscar-nominated score by renowned American composer Philip Glass. The Green Table, created by Kurt Jooss in the 1930s between world wars, is one of the most iconic and celebrated anti-war dances of all time.

  • Taylor X Katz

    ONE NIGHT ONLY
    Wed Nov 9 | 7pm | BUY NOW

    Polaris (Music by Donald York)
    Scudorama (Music by Clarence Jackson)
    Sunset (Music by Edward Elgar)
    Diggity (Music by Donald York)

    World-renowned painter Alex Katz first collaborated with Paul Taylor in 1960 and designed sets and costumes for sixteen Taylor dances. The four amazing works on this program provided this incomparable artist with a canvas as large as a stage. In Polaris, Taylor’s choreography is contained within Katz’s large metal cube until the dancers burst free, and two ensembles execute the exact same steps to different music and to drastically different effect. In the sprightly Diggity, Katz’s canines form an obstacle course the dancers skillfully negotiate. The darkly dramatic Scudorama, dotted with Katz’s scudding clouds, was Taylor’s response to the looming Armageddon of the early 1960s. Sunset poignantly shows the deep camaraderie among soldiers and the devastating sense of loss felt by those they leave behind.


CELEBRATE WITH US

  • Wednesday, November 2

    Cocktails 6pm | Performance 7pm | Dinner 8pm

    Join us for our 2022 Gala, celebrating our return home and Lauren Lovette’s first season with the Taylor Company as Resident Choreographer.

    She and Artistic Director Michael Novak have conceived an evening that illuminates their collaboration, Paul Taylor’s enduring impact, and the future of the Company. The Gala will feature Lovette’s World Premiere and Paul Taylor’s masterwork Arden Court.

    Join the celebration by clicking here!

  • Tuesday, November 1

    Join us on Opening Night when every seat in the house is just $10!

    These tickets go on sale Monday, October 17 at noon. Starting September 8, buy all three “All Taylor” programs, or three or more other programs, and get immediate access to Opening Night $10 tickets! Offer only available by phone or in person at the Koch Theater box office. For more information, click here.

    We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution by Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown that made these $10 tickets possible.

  • Friday, November 11

    Join us for the 2022 TaylorNEXT Party on the Promenade!

    The Company’s young patrons group, TaylorNEXT, will gather post-performance with the dancers to celebrate a new era of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. To gain access, join TaylorNEXT today!

  • Join the Paul Taylor Dance Company for a Fun-tastic Family celebrations following the Menagerie Matinee

    NOVEMBER 5 | 2pm Performance | 3:30pm Party 

    Performance and party tickets sold separately. Learn more HERE. 

    No one celebrates insects and animals better than Paul Taylor! Join the Taylor Company and Orchestra of St. Luke’s for an afternoon of magical storytelling and look behind one of New York City’s most iconic curtains.

    Meet the Taylor dancers on the theater’s Promenade – get their autographs and pose for pictures – while you enjoy refreshments. Paint your face to become the characters you’ve seen on stage and try some of our signature movement with faculty and professional students from the Taylor School. You even have the chance to visit the dancers backstage as they share behind-the-scenes insights and lead you on stage to imagine the experience of performing at Lincoln Center!


Three Ways to Buy:

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

Tickets, starting at $15, on sale September 8 at 12pm

“The company has emerged from the pandemic with a new sense of mission, though with its core of fundamental values intact… more diverse, and more versatile, than ever before. Taylor dancers are ready to take on the movement style of any creator, and to tackle works from different eras and traditions.”
– Dance Magazine

SEASON BROCHURE

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Meet the Paul Taylor Dance Company


November 1–13
Paul Taylor at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center


November 1–13

Join us June 14-19 at The Joyce for three unique programs that highlight Paul Taylor’s early groundbreaking dances including Events II (1957), Fibers (1961), Images and Reflections (1958), and Tracer (1962). A world premiere by Michelle Manzanales, a New York premiere by Peter Chu, the return of Profiles (1979), and the Diamond Anniversary of the beloved Aureole (1962) round out these intimate programs, revealing the fascinating intersection of radicalism and beauty…of where our art form has been and where it is heading.

Aureole, Paul Taylor’s 1962 work that earned him world renown, closes each of the three unique programs. Cheekily set to music composed by G.F. Handel more than two hundred years earlier, this supremely life-affirming work is “love at first sight… it sings out with beauty and joy of dance itself.” (The New York Times)

Taylor starred in the lyrical work for many years, and taught his role to generations of Taylor dancers as well as to Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Aureole proved so popular and universal in its appeal that ballet and modern dance companies worldwide have performed it.

Arnhold Tier 3

All New York Seasons offer educational opportunities for New York City Public Schools through our Arnhold Tier 3 Program, bringing dance education to thousands of students each year.

For more information on this program email Amanda Stevenson at as@ptdc.org.

Support

Your support not only makes this season possible, but fuels everything we do.

Join us with a gift today. In return, enjoy special access and exclusive events that bring you closer to the Company.

PHOTO CREDITS Header photo of the Company in Polaris, Ruven Afanador; All photos in carousel by Ruven Afanador except for photo of Lincoln Center; Company members in Esplanade, Steve Pisano; Company members in Polaris, Ruven Afanador.

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