Paul Taylor Dance Company in Residence with Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Location Amphitheater

$45–55, Preferred seating available, gate pass or event ticket required

$45 General Admission
(Included with a valid Chautauqua Institution gate pass)
$55 Preferred 2
($10 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
Schuyler Robinson, harpsichord
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Concertiana(Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Violin and Strings)
Dust(Francis Poulenc: Concert Champêtre)
Promethean Fire(Music by J.S. Bach)

Paul Taylor Dance Company will mark 65 years of unrivaled creativity led by Paul Taylor, a cultural icon and one of American history’s most celebrated artists. This evening’s performance will feature works with live orchestra: Concertiana (music by Eric Ewazen), Dust (music by Francis Poulenc) and Promethean Fire (music by Johann Sebastian Bach). Concertiana was Mr. Taylor’s final work, premiering at Lincoln Center in 2018. Of Dust, the New York Times says, “It has grandeur, majesty and a spiritual dimension. It is also quite simply one of the best dance works choreographed by Paul Taylor.” Promethean Fire is set to three keyboard works by Bach and richly orchestrated by Stokowski. The work features all 16 Taylor dancers costumed in black as they weave in and out of intricate patterns that mirror the way varied emotions weave themselves through life. This will be an evening of breath-taking dance and music. 

“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.” – San Francisco Chronicle


The Paul Taylor Dance Company will be in residence on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution August 6–10 and will be presenting over ten residency activities and classes that will delight community members throughout the week. Be looking for Taylor Movement Classes offered through Special Studies, mini-performances, open rehearsals, a pre-concert chat and more!