Great Performances: Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 2:30pm

Pictured: Paul Taylor Dance Company. Sean Mahoney, Michael Trusnovec, James Samson, Michael Apuzzo, Robert Kleinendorst, Jeffrey Smith (L-R) in “Brandenburgs.”

Credit: Courtesy of Paul B. Goode

The world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company has set the global standard for contemporary dance excellence. Since the company's founding in 1954, Mr. Taylor has choreographed 136 dances, many of which have attained iconic status and have been celebrated throughout the world. Great Performances presents Mr. Taylor's masterworks in Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris, airing Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM on WXXI-TV. The dances were recorded last year at the Théâtre National de Chaillot at the Festival Les Étes de la Danse 2012, where the company – a Paris favorite – dazzled audiences. The engagement in Paris marks The Company’s 50th Anniversary of its first appearance there in 1962.

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