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Paul Taylor
American Modern Dance

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Location: David H. Koch Theater

Set and Reset

Choreography by Trisha Brown

One of Trisha Brown’s masterpieces, Set and Reset is a playful exploration of visibility and invisibility, edge and instinct, featuring an original, electronic score by Laurie Anderson and visual design and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg. Propelled by hypnotic rhythms and dressed in luminous fabric, dancers dart and catch each other, while moving in and out of transparent cinematic images. Commissioned by BAM for the 1983 Next Wave Festival, Set and Reset features the fluid movement and sharply defined configurations that became a hallmark of Brown’s work and was hailed by The New York Times as “surely the most beloved and irresistible work of postmodern dance.”

Eventide

Choreography by Paul Taylor

“The American spirit soars when Taylor’s dances and dances meet, but rarely has it reached the sublime heights of this piece. It is a paean to remembered love, with couple after couple looking back even as they embrace an unknown future… It is bittersweet but, typical for Taylor, also optimistic and uplifting. An American masterpiece.” – Octavio Roca, San Francisco Chronicle

Mercuric Tidings

Choreography by Paul Taylor  |  Music by Franz Schubert

The Greek god Mercury was the messenger for all the gods. He would bring information to both gods and men. The word Tidings is a word that best translates as information that is brought to you. Mercuric Tidings therefore refers to the information or messages that are being brought to you by the god Mercury.

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