One of the most famous and dynamic dance ensembles in the world, Paul Taylor Dance Company serves as the premier institution for American modern dance and is known for unparalleled artistry and expansive repertory. In a seminal piece of Americana, and through the hit songs of the Andrews Sisters, Company B juxtaposes the energy and enthusiasm of the country in the early 1940s with the human toll of a young nation drawn into World War II. The second piece will be a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Lauren Lovette, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, set to the music of Michael Daugherty’s scintillating percussion concerto Dreamachine. Each performance will conclude with German choreographer Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table. Created between world wars, this work is one of the most iconic and celebrated anti-war dances of all time. With timeless designs by Hein Heckroth and Hermann Mankard and music by Fritz Cohen, The Green Table’s narrative is just as relevant, and the drama just as searing, as when it premiered 90 years ago.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Company B, The Green Table, and a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Lauren Lovette.