Paul Taylor Dance Company

Wednesday, August 07, 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)

Paul Taylor helped shape and define American modern dance from the earliest days of his career as choreographer in 1954 to his death in 2018. Michael Novak succeeds Paul Taylor as Artistic Director of this legacy dance company, and Chautauqua Institution is proud to be part of the one-year tour that celebrates Paul Taylor’s life and most defining works. Novak shares, “I am determined to further Paul Taylor’s vision and to bring his gems to every part of the globe…and to make sure modern dance remains a transformative force for good in our lives long into the future.” This evening’s concert features Aureole (music by George Handel), 3 Epitaphs (performed to early New Orleans jazz), Piazzolla Caldera (music by Astor Piazzolla and Jerzy Peterburshsky) and Esplanade (music by Johann Sebastian Bach). The exuberant Esplanade was dubbed an instant classic and has come to be regarded as among the greatest dances ever created.