“One of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world.”

— The New York Times


October 31 – November 12, 2023
Lincoln Center

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our 2023 Lincoln Center Season – a jam-packed two weeks of iconic Taylor dances, company premieres, and theatrical experiences in one of the greatest dance theaters in the world. My goal every season is to expand the impact of what the Taylor Company brings to Lincoln Center. This Season is no exception.

As always, live music remains paramount, and I am thrilled to have Orchestra of St. Luke’s as our partner again, bringing an essential and poignant voice to our Season. From Bach to Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams to Piazzolla, Count Basie to Corelli…the variety of dance onstage is only matched by the music you’ll hear.

I look forward to seeing you,

Michael Novak
Artistic Director



  • Lauren Lovette

    Echo (World Premiere) | NOV 2 (GALA), 4 (EVE), 9
    Music by Kevin Puts

    Resident Choreographer Lauren Lovette’s newest work choreographed for the men of Taylor, with costumes by Zac Posen and lighting by James F. Ingalls, is set to the mesmerizing sounds of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’ Contact, which will be performed live by the illustrious Grammy Award-winning trio, Time For ThreeBUY NOW

    Dreamachine (NY Premiere) | NOV 1, 10
    Music by Michael Daugherty

    Dreamachine delves into humankind’s fascination with machines and their inventors. “Dreamachine is my playground,” says Lovette, “a space where creativity knows no bounds and imagination launches into its own universe.” Set to Michael Daugherty’s riveting percussion suite of the same name, with set and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Jennifer Tipton, this fantastical exploration fits beautifully in the Taylor universe. BUY NOW

    Ulysses Dove

    Vespers (Company Premiere) | NOV 4 (EVE), 9
    Music by Mikel Rouse

    A captivating addition to the Taylor Company’s repertoire, Ulysses Dove’s Vespers showcases the bold choreographic brilliance of Dove and the extraordinary talent of the phenomenal Taylor women. Drawing inspiration from Dove’s cherished memories of his grandmother’s place of worship, this dramatic work unfolds with raw energy and profound grace, leaving audiences in awe of the dancers’ athleticism and emotive power. BUY NOW

    Larry Keigwin

    Drum Circle (World Premiere) | NOV 3, 11 (EVE)
    Music by William Catanzaro

    Larry Keigwin’s new work for the Taylor Company is an exhilarating percussive journey through different styles of dance. With costumes by William Ivey Long, Drum Circle is set to original music by William Catanzaro, featuring Catanzaro and the band CHAIN live on stage, adding a dynamic and immersive dimension to the choreography. Following the immense success of Rush Hour, Larry Keigwin’s artistic prowess once again shines through the Taylor dancers. BUY NOW

  • Enjoy nine magnificent Taylor classics.

    Paul Taylor

    Black Tuesday | NOV 8, 10, 11 (EVE)
    Songs from the Great Depression

    Set during the Great Depression, Black Tuesday brings to life the valiant souls of the ’30s. With the backdrop of Shantytown, vaudevillians, pimps, doughboys, showgirls, and other characters populate the streets, portraying both the terrible effects of the era and the nation’s can-do spirit. BUY NOW

    Book of Beasts | NOV 4 (MAT), 8
    Music by Schubert, Weber, Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Beethoven, Boccherini, de Falla, and Tchaikovsky

    A tongue-in-cheek nod to the colorful pages of a medieval bestiary that features beings both real and fantastical, this dance is perfect for generations young and older alike. BUY NOW

    Cloven Kingdom | OCT 31, NOV 4 (MAT), 5
    Music by Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Cowell, and Malloy Miller

    Just below the surface of humans’ civilized veneer lurks an animal nature that cannot be ignored. Taylor’s iconic work reflects  the struggle between our gentler and more primitive natures. BUY NOW

    Esplanade | NOV 1, 3, 11 (MAT), 12
    Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

    Inspired by the simple act of a woman running to catch a bus, Paul Taylor created Esplanade in 1975, a masterpiece based on pedestrian movement. Set to Bach, the dance celebrates ordinary movements like standing, walking, running, sliding, and falling. By using these “found movements,” Taylor showcases the beauty and expressive power of everyday actions, making the audience appreciate grace in the seemingly mundane. BUY NOW

    Eventide | NOV 1, 5, 12
    Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Set to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Taylor’s choreography reaches sublime heights in this bittersweet portrait of remembered love. Hailed “an American masterpiece” by The San Francisco Chronicle, the piece tells the familiar story of couples reminiscing while also embracing an unknown future, sharing both nostalgia and optimism. BUY NOW

    Last Look | OCT 31, NOV 7, 11 (MAT)
    Music by Donald York

    In a frightening vision of urban apocalypse designed by Alex Katz, Last Look engrosses the audience with intensity. Taylor’s choreography raises questions about the origins of the humanoids on stage, leaving an indelible impression after an unnerving but mesmerizing performance. BUY NOW

    Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal) | NOV 8, 10, 11 (EVE)
    Music by Igor Stravinsky

    “It takes a genius to upstage another genius, and that’s just about what Paul Taylor accomplished in his deliciously berserk dance version of Igor Stravinsky’s hallowed, epoch-making score… Taylor uses this musical masterpiece as if it were simply a fiendishly interesting piece of music… in devising a dance charade of ever so brittle, arch and waspish humor.” – Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post BUY NOW

    Mercuric Tidings | NOV 2 (GALA), 3, 7, 11 (MAT)
    Music by Franz Schubert

    Danced with unbridled joy and energy, Mercuric Tidings showcases young individuals cavorting with the kinetic propensities of young godlets. Taylor’s choreography captures the sheer pleasure and poetry of movement, creating a dynamic and exuberant dance piece. BUY NOW

    Piazzolla Caldera | OCT 31, NOV 4 (EVE), 5, 9
    Music by Astor Piazzolla & Jerzy Peterburshsky

    Taylor’s sizzling Piazzolla Caldera is a passionate and athletic modern dance inspired by the tango music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Without using traditional tango steps, Taylor captures this complex social dance – a ritual where working-class men and women come together looking for intimate connection through passion and lust – in his own unique way. BUY NOW

  • Amy Hall Garner

    Somewhere in the Middle | NOV 7, 12
    Music of Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and other Big Band Standards

    Somewhere in the Middle is an adrenaline-fueled work that seamlessly weaves Taylor movement DNA with the infectious rhythms of Big Band Standards. With high-flying artwork by Donald Martiny and vibrantly colored costumes by Mark Eric, this dance is described by The New York Times as “bubbly as a warm bath,” exuding boundless energy, with dancers soaring, rolling, and beaming recklessly. BUY NOW

    Family Matinee

    NOV 4 (MAT)

    Designed for the whole family, this enchanting program features Mr. Taylor’s Book of Beasts and Cloven Kingdom with Vanessa Williams returning to narrate Peter and the Wolf (narration and music only, without dance), Sergei Prokofiev’s delightful symphonic fairy tale performed by OSL.

    Following the performance, join us backstage and on the Promenade for a delightful array of family-fun activities, including face painting, photo opportunities with the dancers, Taylor movement challenges, fairy hair, refreshments, and even the opportunity to join the dancers on the Lincoln Center stage!

    To buy Family Matinee Party tickets, click here.

  • 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 of 6 and more save 30% on most seats and receive free telephone ordering and priority seating! For more information, call 646.214.5830 or email [email protected]


    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 $35-125 tickets


  • Thursday, November 2

    6 PM Cocktails | 7 PM Performance | 8PM Dinner

    Join us for our 2023 Gala!

    Honorary Chair Vanessa Williams and the Paul Taylor Dance Company invite you to attend the Taylor Gala, honoring Dimitra Manis, Executive Vice President and Chief Purpose Officer of S&P Global. The Company will celebrate the world premiere of Lauren Lovette’s Echo, featured alongside Paul Taylor’s tour de force, Mercuric Tidings.

    Join us for a cocktail on the First Ring Promenade at 6pm before entering the theater for an awe-inspiring performance at 7pm. We will continue the celebration on the Promenade post-performance for dinner and dancing with the Taylor dancers and other special guests. To join the festivities, click here. For performance-only tickets, click here.

  • Join the Paul Taylor Dance Company for Fun-tastic Family Celebrations

    Saturday, November 4 | 2PM Performance | 4PM Party

    Designed for the whole family, this enchanting program features Mr. Taylor’s Book of Beasts and Cloven Kingdom with Vanessa Williams returning to narrate Peter and the Wolf (narration and music only, without dance), Sergei Prokofiev’s delightful symphonic fairy tale performed by OSL.

    Following the performance, join us backstage and on the Promenade for a delightful array of family-fun activities including face painting, photo opportunities with the dancers, Taylor movement challenges, fairy hair, refreshments, and even the opportunity to join the dancers on the Lincoln Center stage!

    To learn more and buy Family Matinee Party tickets, click here.


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 [email protected].


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 Maria Ambrose and Alex Clayton in Paul Taylor’s Cloven Kingdom, photo Rachel Neville; Novak portrait by Bill Wadman; Christina Lynch Markham, Eran Bugge, and Krsitin Draucker in Paul Taylor’s Last Look, photo Rachel Neville; brochure design by Tom Zetek; Company portrait by Rachel Neville; Arnhold Tier 3 photo courtesy of the Taylor School; Support photo courtesy of Taylor Archives.

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