Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Setting Art in Motion

SETTING ART IN MOTION: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG & PAUL TAYLOR

Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Saodat Ismailova

Qyrq Qyz Panel Talk

PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL

Welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists of Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.

Pilobolus – Come to your Senses

FALL SEASON OPENER!
PILOBOLUS
Come to your Senses

As seen at PVDFest, these icons of movement and magic return to FirstWorks! Celebrate FirstWorks 15th season with Pilobolus, a “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers who leap, fly, intertwine and break all the rules” (NY Newsday).

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

FILM SCREENING
Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and respected choreographers. This film is an unprecedented exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single dance, and between the guarded and unguarded moments, the viewer is witness to a mysterious work ethic that has created some of the most iconic modern dances of our time.

Paul Taylor’s America

LUNCH TALK
Paul Taylor’s America: Songs of Innocence & Experience

In this illustrated lecture, Taylor’s biographer Suzanne Carbonneau will look at how Taylor’s dances have chronicled both shining ideals and uncomfortable truths about America. Lunch will be served.
FREE – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Presented in partnership with American Dance Legacy Initiative

Paul Taylor Dancemaker

FILM SCREENING
Paul Taylor Dancemaker

Film screening of the Academy Award nominated 1998 documentary – a vivid group portrait of the iconic choreographer Paul Taylor and his uniquely American dance company.

Paul Taylor Dance Company

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
World Premiere

America’s greatest dancemaker is ever moving forward. Arguably the greatest living choreographer across the 20th and 21st centuries, he continues to create works that are vibrant, powerful, and thoroughly new.

Morning-After Conversation with Paul Taylor Dancers

MORNING-AFTER CONVERSATION
WITH PAUL TAYLOR DANCERS

Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the dancer’s role in co-creating a new work over coffee with Paul Taylor Dance Company principal dancers. Free with ticket stub from Feb. 3 Paul Taylor Dance Company performance at The Vets. Otherwise $10 at door / $5 student.