Celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2000, Paul Taylor Dance Company continues to combine the classical and the contemporary, presenting some of the most exciting and accessible performances in the history of dance. Programme Two features Roses
, a gorgeously romantic piece set to Wagnerâs Siegfried Idyll and Heinrich Baermannâs Adagio for Clarinet and Strings. The Word
is a study in group conformity, set to music specially composed by David Israel. The cast of 12 dancers, clad in black and white school uniforms, are challenged by an enigmatic, irreverent figure intent on wreaking havoc with the status quo. Black Tuesday
, set to songs from the Great Depression, has a ragamuffin band of dancers creating a montage of images from the poverty stricken 30s, and illustrates a nationâs courage in the face of the harshest of circumstances. Paul Taylor Dance Company - Programme 2 - Roses/The Word/Black Tuesday website
.Music Wagner. Music David Israel. Music Offenbach. Costume William Ivey Long. Costume Santo Loquasto. Lighting Jennifer Tipton.