Paul Taylor Dance Company

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jul 24 - Jul 28

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This performance took place July 24-28, 2019. Scroll for bonus content!

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 was Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company performed an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire. Read more in the program and PillowNotes.

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Watch the Post-Show Talk

Dancers Michelle Fleet and Sean Mahoney in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Suzanne Carbonneau.

In the Press

“If in Concertiana the dancers are hybrids, and in Aureole they are humans but in a far-off plane, in Promethean Fire their universal humanity is palpable.” Read more from Janine Parker in The Berkshire Eagle.

Dive into Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:

This ever-growing collection includes dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today and new illustrated essays. Explore more from Paul Taylor Dance Company on JPDI:

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company in Airs from 1982
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company in Company B from 2000
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company in Esplanade from 2017
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