Why Does It Matter That Paul Taylor Dance Company is at Lincoln Center?
Now that doesn’t sound so extraordinary, does it? But this is the first time a major American modern dance company has performed a season at the Koch. This marks a major moment in the history of Lincoln Center, one of the country’s preeminent performing arts centers, and in the history of modern dance.
The company will perform 21 dances during its spring season. Some date as far back as 1956, and one is a new piece that Taylor choreographed just months ago. Taken together, the dances will highlight why Taylor has been acclaimed as a master choreographer whose work captures everything from darkness to humor, from ugliness to beauty.
Charles Reinhart, former director of the American Dance Festival, serves as Dance Chair for TDF’s Board of Directors