Paul Taylor Dance Company

FREE EVENTS

The Taylor Foundation hosts free lectures — our “Take on Taylor” series — and Free Community Day performances and workshops. See below for ticketing details.

Upcoming Free Events:

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6 pm – 7 pm
Take on Taylor discussion with Suzanne Carbonneau

Many of Paul Taylor’s works explore the nature of war, particularly its grievous effects on the citizens in whose names it is waged. This one-hour lecture and discussion with video excerpts will examine the theme of war in Paul Taylor’s dances, including Sunset, Company B, Changes, and Banquet of Vultures.

This event will be held at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center (111 Amsterdam Avenue). Admission is free but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information here. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2 pm – 4 pm
Free Studio Performances with Q&A Panel

Two free studio performances followed by a Q&A panel with the dancers hosted by Suzanne Carbonneau will be offered.

2pm- Taylor 2 will perform Esplanade and will be followed by a Q&A panel.
3pm- The Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform Mercuric Tidings and will be followed by a Q&A panel.

SOLD OUT

 

Past Free Events:

Sunday, December 8, 2013, Noon -4 pm
Free master classes and performances by the Paul Taylor Dance Company

Two master classes will be offered: a beginner class at 12:00pm taught by Robert Kleinendorst and an intermediate/advanced class at 2:00pm taught by Michael Trusnovec.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform Gossamer Gallants at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Space is limited. To reserve your spot click here.

Sunday, November 17, 2013, Noon – 3:30 pm
Free master classes and performances by Taylor 2

Two master classes will be offered: a beginner class taught by Raegan Wood at noon and an intermediate/ advanced class taught by Ruth Andrien at 2 pm. Taylor 2 will perform Arden Court at 1 and 3 pm.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot click here

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7 pm
Take on Taylor
discussion with Julia Foulkes

From Sea to Shining Sea: American Culture Then and Now: Choreographed in 1965, From Sea to Shining Sea is a caustic reinterpretation of America including Pilgrims, the Ku Klux Klan, and Madison Avenue. Its premiere caused uproar at the U.S. State Department, then sponsors of Taylor’s international tours. One review was headlined “Taylor debases flag and self.”  American Studies scholar Julia Foulkes will discuss the context in which the dance was made and its resonance today. For tickets click here