The Paul Taylor Dance Company will open its 2011 New York City Center season with the annual Gala on February 22, when it will present the New York premiere of a new, untitled work as well as Black Tuesday and Esplanade. That untitled work—Taylor’s 133rd—will receive its world premiere October 30 in Richardson, Texas.
The company will present 15 works from its repertoire in a New York season that runs through March 6. Highlights include the New York premiere of Phantasmagoria, a revival of Orbs, and the return of Dust, Speaking in Tongues, and The Word. Also included in the repertoire are Arden Court, Cloven Kingdom, and Promethean Fire.
The company is battling the recession by offering $10 tickets to all shows. In addition, “The Black Tuesday Great Depression Special” on Tuesday, March 1, will have all seats normally $25 to $150 reduced to $19.29, and tickets that normally sell for $10 offered for $5. Black Tuesday is a bittersweet tribute to valiant souls who survived the Great Depression.