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Paul Taylor
American Modern Dance

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Location: David H. Koch Theater

Set and Reset (Brown)

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.”


Choreography by Paul Taylor  |  Music by Gerald Busby

“A major creation… The enormous pathos that arises in the final moments of [this striking heroic poem], when all the elements of the piece are combined and restated and still the momentum leaps ahead – this pathos comes from the unstoppable energy of what Taylor has set in motion.” – Arlene Croce, The New Yorker

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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