Paul Taylor Dance Company

November 1-13, 2022

Taylor A New Era

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!

Scroll down for descriptions of the spectacular programs or view the full season.

ALL TAYLOR

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

All Taylor I*

Tue Nov 1, 2022 7:00 PM

Diggity
Scudorama
Esplanade

All Taylor II

Fri Nov 4, 2022 8:00 PM 

Arden Court
Gossamer Gallants
Company B

All Taylor III

Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:00 PM

Polaris
Sunset
Syzygy

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.

*Join us on Opening Night, November 1, 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.

WORLD PREMIERES

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, 2022 7:00 PM- Gala Evening

Arden Court
Lovette World Premiere

Sat Nov 5, 8:00  PM & Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:00 PM

Company B
Lovette World Premiere
Syzygy

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

For more information on the Gala click HERE  

Amy Hall Garner

Thu Nov 3, 2022 7:00 PM & Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:00 PM

Scudorama
Garner World Premiere
Esplanade

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

MOVING MUSIC

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

Sat Nov 5, 2022 2:00 PM

Gossamer Gallants
Peter and the Wolf
Diggity

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. Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is narrated by a special guest, 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

 Space is limited; performance tickets sold separately.


BUY Diggity Pass

The Diggity pass [$100], access for one child and one adult to experience post-performance activities on the Koch Theater’s Promenade, plus a backstage tour directly after the performance!

BUY Gossamer Pass

The Gossamer pass [$40], access for one child and one adult to experience post-performance activities on the Koch Theater’s Promenade.

American Rhapsody

Sun Nov 6, 2022 3:00 PM & Tue Nov 8, 2022 7:00 PM

Company B
Rhapsody in Blue
Rush Hour

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 Stewart Goodyear, 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

Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:00 PM & Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:00 PM

Arden Court
Suite from The Hours
The Green Table

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

Wed Nov 9, 2022 7PM

Polaris
Scudorama
Sunset
Diggity

World-renowned painter Alex Katz first collaborated with Paul Taylor in 1960 and designed sets and costumes for fifteen 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. 

More dance, more savings.

Save big when purchasing two or more programs!*
Buy 2 programs for 10% off
Buy 3 or more programs for 25% off

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

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.

  November 5 Party Passes