Wilson Center presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Thursday, April 18, 2024 7:30pm (Doors: 6:00pm)

Tickets start at $32 plus fees/sales tax
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"I am excited to bring the Company back to Wilmington with two of Mr. Taylor's classic dances," said Michael Novak, who was chosen by Taylor in 2018 to be only the second Artistic Director in the Company's 70-year history. The Company will perform Taylor's Mercuric Tidings from 1982 and The Word from 1998. The program will also include Amy Hall Garner's Somewhere in the Middle, which Novak commissioned in 2022.

Novak hailed Taylor, who founded the Company in 1954, as "the last of the pantheon of choreographers who defined the American art of modern dance." In addition to forming his own company, Taylor's 20-year performing career included stints in the companies of Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Novak noted that Taylor made 147 dances in a 64-year choreographic career, many of which rank among the greatest and most influential.

"Taylor was a master of light and dark," said Novak, "and his repertoire covers an unprecedented range. Some of his dances take an unflinching look at war, depravity, and death, while others are charming and witty. Others speak to the poignancy, joy, and heartbreak of love in all its variations and combinations. Astonishingly, many of Taylor's dances combine these disparate aspects, making them so compelling and profound."

This program is proudly brought to you by Wilson Center Presents, the presenting arm of Cape Fear Community College.

Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

ADA Please note: Balcony and Grand Tier levels are not wheelchair-accessible. For questions about ADA and wheelchair-accessible seating, please call the Box Office at (910) 362-7999.

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Dates and times

This event finished on April 18, 2024.


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