A preview of their time in the Bay Area.
An eye-pleasing choreographermore...
Paul Taylor was a Martha Graham dancer for six years before deciding to break away. ``There is little in others' work that doesn't irk me,'' he wrote in ``Private Domain,'' his autobiography published in 1987. The only solution was to make his own dances.
In one of his first concerts, in 1957, Taylor took a radical approach. In his solo ``Epic,'' he barely moved for 20 minutes, and he was given a now-notorious review by the musician Louis Horst in ``Dance Observer'': four square inches of blank space and the initials L.H.
And good news on future engagements.
[quote]A promising partnership
S.F. PERFORMANCES, TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY REACH 5-YEAR DEAL
By Anita Amirrezvani
If you love film, you can rent videos by favorite directors and follow their careers from start to finish. But if you love dance, that kind of devotion can be awfully frustrating: Even the best choreographers and dance companies don't always perform in the Bay Area.
It's a testimony to the persistence of Ruth Felt, president of San Francisco Performances, that the Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the country's most celebrated modern dance organizations, is joining the select group of Bay Area regulars. more...
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