Queens Theatre in the Park presents the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, December 20 at 3pm in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Tickets are $41-44 and are available at www.queenstheatre.org or by phone at 718-760-0064. This Season the Company celebrates Paul Taylor’s 80th birthday.
Bringing the celebration to Queens Theatre in the Park, the company invites you to join members for a post performance discussion to learn about the style, energy and technique behind the master himself.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company and Taylor 2, created in 1993, have traveled the globe many times over, bringing Taylor’s ever-burgeoning repertoire to theaters and venues of every size and description in cultural capitals, on college campuses and in rural communities – and often to places modern dance had never been before.
The Taylor Company has performed in more than 520 cities in 62 countries, representing the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries and touring extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State.
While continuing to garner international acclaim, the Paul Taylor Dance Company performs more than half of each touring season in cities throughout the United States. The Company’s New York City Center season in 2005, marking its 50th Anniversary, was attended by more than 25,000 people.
In celebration of the Anniversary and 50 years of creativity by one of the most extraordinary artists the world has ever known, the Taylor Foundation presented Taylor’s works in all 50 States between March 2004 and November 2005. That tour underscored the Taylor Company’s historic role as one of the early touring companies of American modern dance.
Beginning with its first television appearance for the Dance in America series in 1978, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has appeared on PBS in nine different programs, including the 1991 Emmy Award-winning Speaking in Tongues and The Wrecker’s Ball – with Company B, Funny Papers, and A Field of Grass – which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1997.
In 1999 the PBS American Masters series aired Dancemaker, the Academy Award-nominated documentary about Mr. Taylor and the Taylor Company, which is available on home video.
Queens Theatre in the Park is committed to presenting performing arts that provide audiences with the highest quality work. QTP also produces new plays, with a concentration on up-and-coming directors and playwrights. QTP has broadened the experience of its core audience to include works by under-recognized artists from around the world and works that tap into the diverse communities of Queens.
Queens Theatre in the Park events are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the New York Community Trust/Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts.
Queens Theatre in the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY.
Tickets:$41 to $44
Online go to: QueensTheater.
By phone at 718-760-0064, Tue-Sat, 12-6pm.
In person at Queens Theatre in the Park.