July 9, 2019 – (Becket, MA) The Paul Taylor Dance Company marks its 18th Pillow appearance with The Celebration Tour, an exclusively Taylor-choreographed program to commemorate the passing of their founder, July 24-28 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Having created 147 original works over the course of his celebrated career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some ofsociety’s most complex issues. The New York Times has praised Mr. Taylor as “one of the most singularand searching imaginations of our time,” and remembers him as one who “brought a lyrical musicality, capacity for joy, and wide poetic imagination to modern dance over six decades.” The Celebration Tour’s Pillow program includes, Aureole, Concertiana, and Promethean Fire, and features archival footage of the Taylor company performing at Jacob’s Pillow.

“Mr. Taylor’s work was the very first contemporary dance that I ever experienced,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. “To this day, I have not forgotten that joyous and visceral performance I witnessed at the age of 13. Pillow audiences have a deep affection for this American master and I knew we had to honor the passing of the great Paul Taylor at the Pillow this summer to help ensure the continuance of his legacy, now in the hands of his hand-picked successor, Michael Novak.”

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