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Paul Taylor
American Modern Dance

Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Location: David H. Koch Theater

Dances of Isadora (Duncan)

Capturing the essence of Duncan’s feisty and romantic nature, the Suite of Isadora’s Solos, as staged by Lori Belilove and performed by Sara Mearns, offers Duncan’s vision of dance, primordial at its root and universal in its expression. Designed as an emotional arc that progresses as a transformation from purity to a dark lament, then back into the light, the 25 minute solo will explore Duncan’s classical works ca.1900-1924 (including Narcissus, Butterfly Etude, Death and the Maiden, Flames of the Heart, Les Fun√©railles, Rose Petals to the music of Chopin, Brahms, Lizst) crafted together to create a snapshot portrait of the complex and powerful woman.


Choreography by Paul Taylor

Promethean Fire

Set to three keyboard works by Bach as richly orchestrated by Stokowski, Promethean Fire examines a kaleidoscope of emotional colors in the human condition. All 16 Taylor dancers, costumed in black, weave in and out of intricate patterns that mirror the way varied emotions weave themselves through life. A central duet depicts conflict and resolution following a cataclysmic event. But if destruction has been at the root of this dance, renewal of the spirit is its overriding message. A program note quotes Shakespeare, from Othello: Promethean fire “that can thy light relume.”

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