Great Barrington, MA: The Paul Taylor Dance Company will return to the Mahaiwe for its sixth consecutive summer season on Friday and Saturday, May 24 and May 25 at 8pm and Sunday, May 26 at 3pm and 7pm. “We are proud to be the Berkshire home for America’s national treasure Paul Taylor Dance Company,” said Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Executive Director Beryl Jolly. “Mr. Taylor’s dazzling, thought-provoking, and entertaining dances are a perfect kickoff to the summer season.”
The renowned modern dance company will perform the New England premiere of Mr. Taylor’s Perpetual Dawn (2013), which depicts young people experiencing the awakening of love, perhaps for the very first time. The new work is set to sprightly concertos by Baroque composer Johann David Heinichen. Other repertory favorites to be performed include Cascade (1999, music by J.S. Bach), Kith and Kin (1987, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Lost, Found and Lost (1982, music by Donald York), Last Look (1985, music by Donald York), and Offenbach Overtures (1995, music by Jacques Offenbach).