Dance St. Louis Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Posted Nov 21 2008 10:04am
Dance St. Louis artistic director Michael Uthoff with dancemaker Paul Taylor
This weekend, Dance St. Louis will present Paul Taylor Dance Company performing the world premiere of a new piece called Beloved Renegade (which Paul Taylor himself will be present for!), Esplanade, Changes, and Scudorama. Although Beloved Renegade will be performed at all of the shows, the program varies from night to night, so if there is a certain piece you are particularly keen on seeing, make sure you check the Dance St. Louiswebsitefor the dances scheduled each time. It's pretty exciting for the organization to have such a legend attend a performance. The DStL website says:
St. Louis scores a Super-Bowl-size touchdown by legendary dancemaker Paul Taylor—the world premiere of his newest work! The 78-year-old choreographer is making a rare foray out of New York to come to our city himself to direct this epochal event. The program will also featureEsplanade,Taylor’s exuberant J.S. Bach classic from 1975, and other masterworks from the astounding career that has ledTimemagazine to hail Taylor as "the reigning master of modern dance."
This performance is also the last chance for students in grades 6-12 to participate in the first round of Dance St. Louis's Student Reviewer Contest. Winners will be announced in January 2009.