2021 American Dance Festival, Together We Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company
The Paul Taylor Dance Company closes out ADF’s season at the NCMA. Founded in 1954 the company remains one of the most famous and dynamic modern dance ensembles of our time.
• “A Field of Grass” (1993), with songs sung by Harry Nilsson, is a dance evoking America in the 1960s, where a central character experiences love, drugs, rebellion, and hope through his counterculture community.
• “Duet” (1964), last performed by the Taylor Company in 1992 and made after Taylor’s lyrical 1962 masterpiece “Aureole,” is a testament to his craft with simplicity, beauty, purity, and gentleness.
• “Esplanade” (1975), the definitive Paul Taylor work, is at once playful, somber, romantic, and explosive—a pillar of modern dance that instantly affirms Paul Taylor as one of history’s greatest choreographers.
Program lasts approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
American Dance Festival Sponsors
ADF’s Together We Dance outdoor festival is made possible with support from SHS Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, City of Durham, North Carolina Museum of Art, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Durham Arts Council, Fox Family Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and Duke Health.
Photo by Paul B. Goode