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Paul Taylor countdown

Posted on October 28, 2013

paul taylor circus polka photo wh stephan

paul-taylor-circus-polka-photo-wh-stephanPaul Taylor’s newest dance, his 140th, will have its world premiere on March 14, 2014. To celebrate, Taylor dancers Eran Bugge and Michael Trusnovec will be posting every day on social media sites, counting down to the premiere.

Taylor will begin work on December 2. Bugge started her countdown on October 25 – 140 days before the premiere – and will post photographs, costumes sketches, posters and other memorabilia from the other 139 Taylor dances, taken from the Taylor Archives. To follow the daily posts, visit the company’s facebook page.

Taylor’s 140th dance will have its premiere as part of the company’s spring season at New York’s Lincoln Center, which runs from March 12 to March 30.


Photograph: Paul Taylor’s 1955 solo Circus Polka. Photograph: W H Stephan

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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