Dance: THE PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY (The Music Center in L.A. | Abraham’s “Only the Lonely” & Taylor’s”Promethean Fire”)

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by Tony Frankel on June 12, 2021

in Dance,Theater-Los Angeles

THE MUSIC CENTER WELCOMES BACK
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

Los Angeles’s Music Center has a hit on its hands with its DANCE AT DUSK outdoor performance series. First, we had amazing tap dance with a live jazz combo, then American Ballet Theater, and this week is the great Paul Taylor Dance Company. Five in-person performances (June 16–20, 2021) will feature the West Coast premiere of Kyle Abraham’s critically-acclaimed 2019 work, Only the Lonely, set to the music of Shirley Horn, and the beloved and iconic Taylor work, Promethean Fire created in 2002 after 9/11, which suggests that even after cataclysmic events, the human spirit finds renewal and emerges triumphant.

Limited tickets are still available at musiccenter.org. Tickets are sold as a pod of four tickets. The Sunday evening performance (June 20) will be livestreamed FREE for the public. Just sign up.

American modern dance artist Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other  dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954; that modest performance marked the beginning of 64 years of unrivaled creativity. In the decades that followed, Taylor became a cultural icon and one of American history’s most celebrated artists; he is hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. The company continues to perform the founder’s repertoire as well as masterworks of the past by renowned artists and works by the next generation of choreographers.

[Stage and Cinema’s review of Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Music Center]

Only the Lonely photo by Christopher Duggan
Promethean Fire photo by Paul B. Goode

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave.
June 16–20, 2021 @7:30 p.m.
*Free livestream on Sunday, June 20, 2021*
for tickets, visit musiccenter.org

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