Modern dance troupe brings inspirational evening of classic works and fan favorites to Fairfield University
One of the most intelligent, stylish, and physically magnificent dance troupes we have.
— New York Magazine
The legendary American modern dance troupe Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, January 26, at 8 p.m., with a program featuring a diverse roster of classic works and audience favorites.
The evening of dance will include performances of Roses (1985), Continuum (choreographed by Lila York, 2017), Piazzolla Caldera (1997), and more, with music by Astor Piazzolla and Jerzy Peterburshsky. Ballet and modern dance fans, or those simply curious about the world of dance, will not want to miss what New York Magazine calls “One of the most intelligent, stylish, and physically magnificent dance troupes we have.”
Considered by many to be America’s greatest living choreographer, Paul Taylor is a founder and icon of America’s indigenous art form of modern dance. The Paul Taylor Dance Company has performed around the globe in more than 540 cities in 64 countries and has represented the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries. In celebration of the Company’s 50th anniversary, Taylor’s works were performed in all 50 states between 2004 and 2005.
Award-winning performances by the Paul Taylor Dance Company have been featured on PBS multiple times, including the PBS American Masters series which aired Dancemaker, the Academy Award-nominated documentary about Taylor and his Company. Taylor was awarded the National Medal of the Arts, recognized as a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, and has won an Emmy award for his achievements in choreography.
Tickets for the Paul Taylor Dance Company's performance at the Quick Center are $50 and $40 for the general public, $30 for QCA members, and $5 for Fairfield University students $5. Tickets can be purchased online at quickcenter.fairfield.edu or by calling the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
Photo credit: Paul B. Goode