February 25, 8:00 pmBuy tickets View All Events
“One of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world.” The New York Times
This All-Taylor program brings together three awe-inspiring works that showcase the athleticism, fearlessness, and unparalleled range of the Taylor Company. New to Purchase audiences is Taylor’s A Field of Grass, set to songs sung by Henry Nilsson that invoke America in the 1960s, where a central character experiences love, drugs, rebellion, and hope through his counterculture community. Also appearing for the first time is The Word, one of Taylor’s more sinister works where students at a religious prep school conform to a rigid system of beliefs, challenged by a demonic succubus intent on wreaking havoc. Closing the program is gorgeous Brandenburgs – last seen at Purchase 25 years ago. Elegant and virtuosic, this is choreographic grandeur at its finest married flawlessly within the joyous atmosphere of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
A Field of Grass
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 and continues to this day.
The 2022-2023 Dance Series is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government.