Virtual Dance Performance
In accordance with social distancing guidelines, the Robert and Judi Newman Center of the University of Denver will be holding a unique show for a virtual audience. The multi-part performance will feature Esplanade and work by Paul Taylor, leader of a modernist dance troupe. At the top of the show Artistic Director Michael Novak and some of the dancers will be participating in a live question and answer portion. There will be a similar event open to audience members after the performance. Tickets for this virtual event are $30, but if you have experienced economic hardships due to the pandemic there are reduced prices available on the Newman Center website.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company
The name Paul Taylor grew to become synonymous with modernist dance after he moved the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s annual New York City performances to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is one of the world’s greatest cultural centers and helped to boost Taylor's career. Previously home to more traditional dance performances, the Paul Taylor Dance Company was the first modern dance company to call the legendary space home.
What makes the Paul Taylor Dance Company one of the biggest names in modernist dance? That is attributed to the presence of live music that accompanies the dance. In fact live music is such an integral part to the show's success that in 2015 the Orchestra of St Luke’s partnered with the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation to work with the choreographer. Following Paul Taylor's passing in 2018, Artistic Director Michael Novak has committed himself to raising the bar of the modernist dance movement one show at a time. You can read more about the group at the Paul Taylor Dance Company website.