Paul Taylor Dance Company Hosts 60th Anniversary Black-Tie Gala Tonight
The Paul Taylor Dance Company previously announced its black-tie gala tonight, March 13th, 2014, which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary. The event, beginning at 6:30 pm, will be held on the Promenade of the Company's performance venue, the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, during the 2014 New York Season, which runs from March 12th through March 30th.
New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild will reprise their performance of an excerpt of Mr. Taylor's Airs from this year's Vail International Dance Festival. The combination of these dancers, hailed by Vanity Fair for "redefining what it means to be dancers today," and choreography characterized by The New York Times as "a glowing confection," will bring a magical element to this auspicious anniversary celebration.
Attendees will see Taylor classics Cloven Kingdom, Sunset and Piazzolla Caldera. The evening will include a seated dinner followed by a Dutch auction and dancing with the dancers of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Ticket prices for the Gala Performance and Dinner at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center are $850, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 (please call 646.214.5815 or visit www.ptdc.org/gala); performance tickets only at regular prices are available through the David H. Koch Theater box office.
Ticket prices for the season range from $10 to $160 (visit www.ptdc.org/tickets).
About the Paul Taylor Dance Company: The world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company sets the global standard for contemporary dance excellence. Since the company's founding in 1954, Mr. Taylor has choreographed 139 dances, many of which have attained iconic status and have been celebrated throughout the world. The Company has performed in more than 524 cities and 64 countries. Mr. Taylor continues to create two new works a year for his 16-member Company. His autobiography, Private Domain, was published in 1987 and the Company was the subject of the documentary film "Dancemaker," nominated for an Academy Award in 1999. Mr. Taylor has achieved countless accolades, including two of our nation's highest artistic distinctions: the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.