Review of Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

March 25, 2015 8:29 PM

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Review of Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

The banner outside the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center this month reads “Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance.” This adjusted name for the decades-old Paul Taylor Dance Company comes as the once-formidable dancer and still masterly choreographer, now 84, emphasizes the aesthetic that brought him to prominence and expands his various mixed bills to allow for guest performances by other modern dance troupes and works by other dancemakers.

For this inaugural outing, in his home city, each of the two non-Taylor works is being performed by a dance group directly associated with it. One of these is Doris Humphrey’s “Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor” (1938), featuring a cast of 16 from the Limón Dance Company. The 15-minute performance, w...

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