What are the secrets of a long career? All dancers hope to perform for many years, digging deeper into their artistry with each new season. But often, their stage time gets cut short by injury, age-related loss of strength and flexibility, or simply burnout. We asked five longtime dancers what’s kept them going strong for so […]
Victoria Jaiani Joffrey Ballet Breakfast Philosophy: “Mornings have always been important to me. I can remember watching my mom busy in the kitchen, talking about how it would be a great day because we were sitting down together and eating good food. It’s a tradition, but it’s also legit—as an athlete, it certainly helps health-wise.” […]
Dancer Amy Young in rehearsal with Paul Taylor. Courtesy Resident Artist Films. Growing up near Louisville, Kentucky, there wasn’t too much professional dance in my region. So whenever a company visited, it was a treat. I still remember Paul Taylor Dance Company‘s stop at the Brown Theatre during its 50th-anniversary tour. I was in high school, and […]
Get Paul Taylor dancer Parisa Khobdeh’s laid-back look. Michelle Fleet of Paul Taylor Dance Company has an old-school glamorous look.
Paul Taylor re-envisions PTDC; Graham Company archives its work. Paul Taylor in rehearsal with his PTDC. Photo by Whitney Browne. The last time a modern dance visionary announced plans for the future of his company, it was Merce Cunningham. The strategy: to let his troupe go out with a bang—and then disband—when he died. […]
Paul Taylor on PBS; reissue of Isadora Duncan’s My Life; Taylor’s Facts and Fancies: Essays Written Mostly for Fun; The Pointe Book; Ailey II in the online campaign “The Backstory”; Rhythm Is It! documentary Paul Taylor’s Beloved Renegade, with Michael Trusnovec and Laura Halzack. Photo by Paul B. Goode, Courtesy PTDC. TV […]