Paul Taylor Dance Company the Celebration Tour
The world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company pays tribute to its late founder with “The Celebration Tour.” As part of an international celebration of Taylor – who died in 2018 after helping shape the art of modern dance during his 64-year career – the Company will perform masterworks from Taylor’s collection: Esplanade, Polaris, and Arden Court.
Paul Taylor (1930-2018) was one of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced. He established the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1954, serving as both a virtuoso performer and a trailblazing choreographer until 1974 when he turned exclusively to choreography. During his 64-year career as a dance maker, Mr. Taylor helped define and shape the homegrown American art of modern dance through a matchless repertoire with an extraordinary range of subject matter. In 2015 he established Paul Taylor American Modern Dance with the goal of creating an institutional home for modern dance at New York’s Lincoln Center. Following Mr. Taylor’s passing, his hand-chosen successor, Company member Michael Novak, was named Artistic Director. Today, the Company performs Mr. Taylor’s repertoire, including 147 dances and other selections by outstanding modern dance choreographers, and has toured to more than 500 cities in 64 countries around the globe.