November 18, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Presented in partnership with

Join us from the comfort of your home as we host our second virtual benefit, an evening of compelling artistry, special tributes, and surprises from Artistic Director Michael Novak and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

This wholly modern program will draw from our past as we map a bright future with an unparalleled and unique look at Promethean Fire. As this transformative piece celebrates its 20th anniversary, it will amplify Mr. Taylor’s timeless message of triumph over tragedy, which resonates profoundly during our ongoing need for tenacity and resilience.

The evening will also include special guest appearances and a tribute to longtime Taylor collaborator, acclaimed lighting designer Jennifer Tipton.

We express special thanks to the evening’s Co-Chairs:

Emad L. Bibawi
Nancy Coles Goldstein
John G. Heimann
Douglas L. and Teresa Peterson
Stephen Kroll Reidy

The link to view our virtual benefit will be emailed to the email address provided at registration. You will receive only one link per email address. Every link is unique to your email address and cannot be forwarded.

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Purchase our Patron Package designed to enhance your viewing experience as you join us from home on November 18 for the Modern Is Now: Illumination virtual evening.


Join us for Preshow Conversations with the Taylor dancers, our Rehearsal Directors, Director of Education Carolyn Adams, or Artistic Director Michael Novak before the 8pm benefit, or sponsor the benefit at the Cinematographer, Director, or Producer level.

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A gift of any size supports the reemergence of Paul Taylor Dance Company’s live performances and its ongoing commitment to commissioning new work that extends the arc of modern dance and fuels the artistry of our dancers.

Click here to explore our
Reunion Performance offerings
October 18 – November 14, 2021

For more information, to purchase an experience and secure your Reunion Performance date, or to discuss payment options, please contact Director of Development Jenna Jacobs at or 646-214-5815.

We express our heartfelt thanks to our generous benefit supporters:

Emad L. and Marina Bibawi
Richard E. Feldman, Esq. | The SHS Foundation
Douglas L. and Teresa Peterson

Sylvia T. Pope

Stephen Kroll Reidy

S&P Global


Nancy and Jeffrey Goldstein
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
John and Margaret Falk
The Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation |
The Honorable Eugene A. Ludwig and Dr. Carol Ludwig

Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Shutzer


Mary Beth and Robert Aberlin
Carolyn Adams and Robert Kahn
Lisa Brothers Arbisser, MD and Amir Arbisser, MD
Lee Manning-Vogelstein
Leslie Hendrix and Joseph A. Smith
Cathy and Stephen Weinroth
Winged Keel Group


Deborah and Charles Adelman
Marianne Coughlin and Robert Davis
Roger A. Kluge and Robert E. Faust
Robert Ouimette

Carole Artigiani and Robert A. Scott

Sharon and John Steinhoff


Sandra J. Peterson

PHOTO CREDITS (top to bottom | left to right) Header photo of Shawn Lesniak, Lisa Borres, and Devon Louis; Maria Ambrose; Jake Vincent; Christina Lynch Markham. All photos by Laura Halzack.

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