World premiere concert and masterworks with live orchestra!

February 3, 2017  8:00 PM – The Vets

“One of the most searching and singular imaginations of our time!” —The New York Times

Dance master Paul Taylor is arguably the greatest living choreographer across the 20th and 21st centuries. At an age when most artists’ greatest work is long behind them, he continues to create works that are vibrant, powerful, and thoroughly new. Fifty years after his first appearance in Providence, Taylor returns with his namesake company for the premiere of his newest work—The Open Door—in advance of it’s NYC run at Lincoln Center. This thrilling concert event includes the company’s first-ever Rhode Island performance of Esplanade—Taylor’s exuberant masterwork set to Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, performed by the Brown University Orchestra with special guest soloists Solomiya Ivakhiv (violin) and Frederick Jodry (harpsichord), conducted by Paul Phillips. Join us for one of the most significant cultural events of the season!

Tickets: $28-150* Premium tickets include the best seats, plus our post-show Premiere Party with the Paul Taylor dancers at The VETS Loft. Enjoy cocktails, music and desserts as we honor the John Hazen White Family and their contribution to the arts in Rhode Island.

Part of the FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series

*incl. $3 restoration fee


Paul Taylor Legacy Project: Art in Motion