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Charlotte Ballet partners to bring Paul Taylor Dance Company to Charlotte

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Dale F. Halton Theater, CPCC

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For two nights only, The Paul Taylor Dance Company makes its first appearance in Charlotte in more than 15 years, as part of the Sensoria festival at Central Piedmont Community College.

Paul Taylor is the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance. Since founding the world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1954, he has choreographed 144 dances, many of which have attained iconic status and have been celebrated throughout the world. The company has toured some 524 cities in 64 countries.

Purchase Tickets now to see Paul Taylor Dance Company April 7-8 at CPCC’s Halton Theatre

The two nights of performances at the Halton Theatre are the culminating components of a year-long collaboration among Charlotte Ballet, UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, and The Arts at CPCC with generous support from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Charlotte Ballet is excited to help bring the company to Charlotte and has even performed many Taylor masterworks over the course of Artistic Director, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s directorship.

The collaboration includes the reconstruction and performance by UNCC faculty member Kim Jones of the lost Paul Taylor work “Tracer” (as chronicled in this recent article in The New York Times). Multiple workshops for students at UNCC and CPCC were held as well as a performance for students by the Taylor 2 company.

“The April concerts offer another high point in an eventful year-long project,” said UNCC Department of Dance Chair Dr. Ann Dils.

“In studying and performing Taylor’s works, and in observing and exploring them through discussion and writing, students know more about the lives of professional artists and about how modern artists create meaning in dance, music, and the visual arts. The April performances are another opportunity to enjoy the works of this important artist and to celebrate a year of enriching experiences.”

The Program for these two extraordinary nights will include the following Paul Taylor dances:

Brandenburgs (1988)

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Lost, Found and Lost (1982)

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Le Sacre du Printemps (1980)

Danced to Stravinsky’s two-piano arrangement performed live.

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Presented by a collaboration among CPCC, UNC Charlotte and Charlotte Ballet, with generous support from Wells Fargo.

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