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 Post subject: Paul Taylor Dance Company
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:38 pm 
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The Paul Taylor Dance Company New York Season is happening.
19 dances performed over 17 performances!

The Good:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1uES0vKdzKI&refer=muse

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/arts/dance/05tayl.html?_r=1&ref=dance&oref=slogin

http://www.nysun.com/article/49752

The Bad:
http://www.newsday.com/features/printedition/ny-etbillw5118561mar05,0,1063702.story?coll=ny-features-print

The Ugly:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/arts/dance/05danc.html?ref=dance

Disclaimer: John Tomlinson works for Paul Taylor Dance Company


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:48 pm 
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Thanks for all the links! Makes my job easier.


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 Post subject: another review.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:34 pm 
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it is so much eaiser to put up th links for the "good" reviews...

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5b1e19ea-cb43-11db-b436-000b5df10621.html

JT

In the interest of full disclosure: John Tomlinson works for Paul Taylor Dance Company!


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 Post subject: More on Paul Taylor
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:01 am 
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More feedback


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/arts/dance/06cent.html?ref=dance

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03062007/entertainment/taylor_loss_is_our_gain_entertainment_clive_barnes.htm

This is an amazing season. I hope you all get to see it. JT

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more reviews...

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/08/arts/dance/08troi.html?ref=dance

http://www.nysun.com/article/50081


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Paul Taylor is in San Francisco this week. A nice review from Rachel Howard in the SF Chronicle. I'm glad to read the company is looking well and that Mr. Taylor has produced a good work. A few years ago when I saw the company is was very disappointed, partially because there were amny very green dancers in the company that year. It sounds like they have matured and improved.

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REVIEW
Paul Taylor's 'Loss' is audience's gain. Enjoy, while you can.
Rachel Howard, Special to The Chronicle

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Paul Taylor Dance Company's annual San Francisco Performances engagement is one of the happier harbingers of spring, but this year the troupe's visit to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts arrives with twinges of sadness. For one thing, after this week's three programs close, the Taylor dancers won't come our way until 2009, so see them while you can. For another, it's impossible to watch Taylor's newest work and not be moved to mourning. "Lines of Loss," the centerpiece of Tuesday's opening program, is gut-wrenching, and gorgeous. It leaves a weight in the heart. And it leaves no doubt that, at 76, Taylor is far from coasting.


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Another review from Mary Ellen Hunt in the Contra Costa Times.

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Taylor's new dance an uneasy mix of grief, danger
By Mary Ellen Hunt
TIMES CORRESPONDENT
The world is an off-kilter, perhaps incomprehensibly violent place in Paul Taylor's restive new work "Lines of Loss," which had its West Coast premiere when San Francisco Performances presented the Paul Taylor Dance Company at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear," author C.S. Lewis once wrote, and the observation rings truer than ever in "Lines of Loss," where grief intermingles with danger, and the choreographer offers no easy answers as to why.


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From the SF Chronicle.

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Parting with Paul Taylor is such sweet sorrow
Rachel Howard, Special to The Chronicle

Monday, April 2, 2007

Is it possible to overly appreciate a cultural giant like the Paul Taylor Dance Company, internationally beloved for most of its five decades of existence, ranking alongside Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as one of the world's most universally appealing modern dance ensembles?

The Bay Area's gratitude has been especially keen. For five years in a row, Taylor's troupe has visited here every spring, thanks to a San Francisco Performances arrangement. Last week, though, the annual visits came to an end. The troupe won't be back until 2009. As if to leave us longing all the more, the Taylor dancers looked better than ever Friday and Saturday in Programs B and C at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:33 am 
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And from the SF Bay Guardian.

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Veteran dancemaker Paul Taylor triumphs with works new and old
BY RITA FELCIANO

The first of this season's programs beautifully illustrated what Taylor choreographs so brilliantly: humorous pieces, some with bite; wistful celebrations of idealized communities; and fierce, almost apocalyptic rages. These dark pieces provide no relief — Taylor doesn't seem to believe in catharsis.


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I'm not sure I believe Rita's version of the story of Taylor not coming back for a few years. My understanding was that it was always a limited contract and was always going to need to be renegotiated and there would always be a lull in Taylor presenting in SF.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:18 pm 
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LMCtech wrote:
And from the SF Bay Guardian.
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Taylor made
Veteran dancemaker Paul Taylor triumphs with works new and old
BY RITA FELCIANO

The first of this season's programs beautifully illustrated what Taylor choreographs so brilliantly: humorous pieces, some with bite; wistful celebrations of idealized communities; and fierce, almost apocalyptic rages. These dark pieces provide no relief — Taylor doesn't seem to believe in catharsis.

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I'm not sure I believe Rita's version of the story of Taylor not coming back for a few years. My understanding was that it was always a limited contract and was always going to need to be renegotiated and there would always be a lull in Taylor presenting in SF.

Here is a link to the program notes:
http://performances.org/encores_note/2006-07/PTDC.pdf
On Page 8 it says that they will take a break next year and return for the 2008-2009 season. I was at the final performance on Sunday afternoon. At the end, Ruth presented each dancer (all 16 performed in Promethean Fire) with a rose and assured us that they will return. I am glad I saw this performance along with Program B on Friday since they will not be here next year. It was all great!!!


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From Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:
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Taylor troupe delivers sharp, vibrant program
Paul Taylor may be the most ambidextrous of all choreographers. After 50-plus years of dance making, he continues to craft pieces that can just as soon make your heart sing as make darkness visible - or, in turn, have you fairly bust a gut laughing.

Last night’s concert, featuring two Boston premieres and two older Taylor masterpieces ... was no exception.

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From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix:
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Not through yet
Paul Taylor at the Shubert...

In an extended program bio, choreographer Paul Taylor brags that he’s violated just about every taboo in American culture over his 50-plus years of creative work and he’s not through yet. This is fortunate. Many artists talk a good game of dissent, but Taylor is one of the few real resisters around these days. His strategy has always been to stitch a lining of barbed wire into a comfy cloak of dancing.

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A review of the Paul Taylor Company's May 1, 2008 performance at the University of Washington's Meany Hall in Seattle. The program included "Aureole," "Cloven Kingdom," "Black Tuesday," and "Troilus and Cressida (reduced)."

R. M. Campbell in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

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Moira Macdonald in the Seattle Times:

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 Post subject: Paul Taylor Dance Company announces 2009 New York Season
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:55 pm 
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Paul Taylor Dance Company
City Center 2009


Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 PM
Images, Offenbach Overtures, New Work

Thursday, February 26
Special 10th Anniversary screening of DANCEMAKER
(screening Time and Location TBA)

Friday, February 27, 8:00 PM
Danbury Mix, Eventide, Promethean Fire

Saturday, February 28, 8:00 PM
Funny Papers, De Sueños, De Sueños que se Repiten

Sunday, March 1, 3:00 PM
Danbury Mix, Private Domain, Arden Court

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 PM GALA
Mercuric Tidings, Changes, New Work

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 PM
The Sorcerer’s Sofa, Eventide, Promethean Fire

Thursday, March 5, 7:00 PM
…Byzantium, Le Sacre du Printemps (the rehearsal), New Work

Friday, March 6, 8:00 PM
Mercuric Tidings, Scudorama, Esplanade

Saturday, March 7, 2:00 PM
Arden Court, Last Look, Esplanade

Saturday, March 7, 8:00 PM
Mercuric Tidings, Last Look, New Work

Sunday, March 8, 3:00 PM
The Sorcerer’s Sofa, Changes, Promethean Fire

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 PM
Le Sacre du Printemps (the rehearsal), Private Domain, Changes

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 PM
Images, Last Look, Offenbach Overtures

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM
Funny Papers, Scudorama, Esplanade

Friday, March 13, 8:00 PM
…Byzantium, Changes, Arden Court

Saturday, March 14, 2:00 PM
De Sueños, De Sueños que se Repiten, Esplanade

Saturday, March 15, 8:00 PM
Danbury Mix, Changes, Offenbach Overtures

Sunday, March 16, 3:00 PM
Le Sacre du Printemps (the rehearsal), Eventide, New Work


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Nice season. Thanks for posting.


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