In-Person Dance Returns to The Music Center with Dance at Dusk!
A cultural icon and one of American history’s most celebrated artists, Paul Taylor is hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. His repertoire of 147 dances comments on life’s complexities and society’s thorniest issues. Paul Taylor Dance Company continues to perform the founder’s repertoire as well as masterworks of the past by renowned artists and works by the next generation of choreographers.
Five Live Performances on Jerry Moss Plaza and One Livestream
The Paul Taylor Dance Company engagement includes five performances and features the West Coast premiere of Kyle Abraham’s critically-acclaimed 2019 work, Only the Lonely, set to the music of Shirley Horn, and the beloved and iconic Taylor work—Promethean Fire—created in 2002 after 9/11, proclaiming that even after cataclysmic events, the human spirit finds renewal and emerges triumphant.
All events are outdoors. Tickets are available for the live on-stage experience in seated socially distanced pods on Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center.
Programming, artists, dates and seating are subject to change.
Special Live Zoom Panel
Michael Novak, artistic director of Paul Taylor Dance Company, will be joined by Kyle Abraham, choreographer and artistic director of A.I.M., for INSIDE LOOK: Shaping a Generation of Dance: How Companies Evolve in Times of Change. This special live Zoom panel disucssion will be moderated by Tamica Washington-Miller, associate director and named successor of Lula Washington Dance Company. Sign-up and watch the panel on Sunday, June 13, 2021, 4:00 p.m. PDT.
Unwind Under The Stars: Free Concert Experience featuring Jens Lindemann
Immediately after the dance performance, enjoy a free concert under the stars with world-renowned musician Jens Lindemann, who will take you on a journey from Jazz to contemporary, Classical to Klezmer, and Spirituals to Rock!
This performance is made possible by the generosity of Glorya Kaufman.
Our Commitment to Your Safety
Our Commitment to Your Safety is our number one priority at The Music Center, and we promise to provide you with the best, safest experience possible when you visit. Our Commitment to Your Safety is designed to enhance safety and minimize risk for our guests, artists, staff and volunteers who are visiting or working at The Music Center.
Important Visitor Requirements
The Music Center's Dance at Dusk outdoor series is generously supported by:
- Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation
- Center Dance Arts
- Dorothy B. Chandler Program Fund
- Elisabeth Katte Harris
- Cindy Miscikowski/Ring-Miscikowski Foundation/The Ring Foundation
- Tina and Jerry Moss/Moss Foundation
- The Music Center Foundation
- Marie H. Song
Hotel accommodations generously provided by:
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