Every dancer has a dream role. For some, it’s one character they’ve dreamed of dancing, often from a young age. For others, it extends beyond the stage—a dream role can be less about portraying a specific part or dancing in a particular show and more about finding a career path that feels perfectly suited to them.
The past several years have brought momentous change to the Paul Taylor Dance Company: a new director, a wave of new hires, a pandemic, the naming of a choreographer in residence, all since 2018. It seems that the company has emerged from the pandemic with a new sense of mission, though with its core of fundamental values intact.
Summer is heating up, with major premieres, triumphant returns and exciting mixed-company lineups happening from coast-to-coast and across the pond. Here’s what caught our eye.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year With Paul Taylor Dancer Christina Lynch Markham’s Homemade Dumpling Recipe
Christina Lynch Markham calls dumplings the perfect food. “You can take them to go, eat them by hand—like a PowerBar, but without all the chemicals,” says the longtime Paul Taylor Dance Company member. “I think of it as a little present: It’s just the right bite of carbs, protein and vegetables.” Lynch Markham’s extended family […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month.
As we head into August, here are seven outdoor festivals, series and shows bringing summer to a close with a bang. American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III Erin Baiano, Courtesy Vail Dance Festival VIPs in the Valley VAIL, CO Vail Dance Festival returns, headlined by a comfortingly familiar cast of characters. As the festival’s artist […]
One night in high school, Heather McGinley got a last-minute opportunity to see the Paul Taylor Dance Company perform in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. “It was the company premiere of Black Tuesday, and a dance teacher had something come up, so she couldn’t use her ticket,” McGinley recalls. To this day, she remembers […]
When Madelyn Ho joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2015, she was smack in the middle of medical school at Harvard. Instead of quitting, she simultaneously juggled school and company demands until graduating in May 2018. But she held off on pursuing a residency until after her dance career, and hadn’t had a chance […]