Dancemaker Paul Taylor (1930-2018) first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That modest performance marked the beginning of a profound, uninterrupted creative output that shaped the future of American modern dance.
Paul Taylor’s 147 dances, spanning 64 years, showcase his genius as a dance maker and stand as a testament to his devotion to modern dance. His work, which consistently pushed artistic boundaries, continues to move audiences to this day, lending them new perspectives on the joy, pain, humor, and tragedy that bind us together.
Paul Taylor’s hand-chosen successor, Michael Novak, has led the artistic vision for the company since 2018. With a history of multidisciplinary collaborations, the company continues boldly into the future performing works from the Taylor canon alongside new commissions by today’s most innovative and exciting choreographers.