The Performing Arts Center: Dance Paul Taylor Dance Company
Shen Wei Dance Arts
Saturday, January 28 at 8pm $80 / $65
Saturday, March 25 at 8pm $80 / $65
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Company founder, dance maker Paul Taylor, one of the seminal artists of our time, continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he helped define.
One of the premier international dance companies, Shen Wei Dance Arts has won worldwide acclaim for “amassing a body of works so strikingly original they defy categorization” (The Boston Globe). The work choreographer Shen Wei makes for his Company draws on influences as varied as traditional Chinese culture and arts, European Surrealism, American high modernism, and the ritual power of ancient drama.
Purchase Dance Company Spring Concert Friday, April 21 at 8pm with Artist Talk at 7:15pm Saturday, April 22 at 2pm & 8pm Sunday, April 23 at 3pm $20
Spectrum Dance Theatre + Donald Byrd Photo: Tino Tran
Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd Donald Byrd, Artistic Director Saturday, February 18 at 8pm $55 / $35 Spectrum Dance Theater ignites audi ences through the ambitious artistic agenda of Donald Byrd, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. Under his leadership, Spectrum Dance Theater has become the preeminent modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. They are committed to pushing the boundaries of movement and message, producing and presenting contemporary dance of global caliber that challenges expectations and calls forth strong emotions and thoughtful responses.
Experience the technical virtuosity and dynamic range of our professional caliber students as they present two world premieres alongside two import ant re-stagings. The program features a fresh rendition of acclaimed post modern choreographer Trisha Brown’s seminal work Glacial Decoy (1979), while former principal ballet dancer Stuart Loungway re-mounts his innovative pointe work Stagioni (2013). Leading contemporary dance artist Nejla Yasemin Yatkin presents a new work that examines the role of memory and history in constructing identity. Finally, the Conservatory welcomes home alumna Sidra Bell — a cutting-edge dance theater artist to premiere a new work.
For tickets to events in The Performing Arts Center please see page 28.