Taylor, Paul

Taylor, Paul

(Paul Belville Taylor), 1930–2018, American modern-dance choreographer, b. Wilkinsburg, Pa. Taylor trained as an artist before he received scholarships to study dance. In 1953 he made his debut, as a founding member of the Merce CunninghamCunningham, Merce
(Mercier Philip Cunningham), 1919–2009, American modern dancer and choreographer, b. Centralia, Wash. Cunningham studied modern dance with Martha Graham and ballet at Balanchine's School of American Ballet.
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 company, and performed his first dance composition. From 1955 to 1961 he won acclaim with the Martha GrahamGraham, Martha,
1894–1991, American dancer, choreographer, and teacher, b. Pittsburgh. Her family moved from Allegheny, Pa., to Santa Barbara, Calif., when she was 14.
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 company as a leading soloist, noted for his power and athleticism, and as the creator of witty and innovative avant-garde dances, often involving everyday movement, for his own company, which he had formed in 1954. He choreographed 147 works, including Jack and the Beanstalk (1954), Aureole (1962), Orbs (1966), Esplanade (1975), Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal) (1980), Sunset (1983), Company B (1991), The Word (1998), Arabesque (2000), Promethean Fire (2002), Beloved Renegade (2008), Brief Encounters (2009), and Concertiana (2018). His later works are generally less radical than his earlier ones.

Bibliography

See his autobiography, Private Domain (1987); The Paul Taylor Dance Company (video, 1978).

Taylor, Paul

(1930–  ) choreographer, modern dancer; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He danced with Merce Cunningham (1953–54) and Martha Graham (1958–62) before forming his own company in 1957. Known for his singularly lyrical style, he is recognized as one of America's leading choreographers.
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