The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Dance maker Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That modest performance marked the beginning of nearly 60 years of unrivaled creativity, and in the decades that followed, Mr. Taylor became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.
"The American spirit soars whenever Taylor's dancers dance." – San Francisco Chronicle
February 14 & 15, 2014
This collaborative dance company is acclaimed for its mix of humor, invention, and drama. Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own – and emerged into an innovative, unlikely and almost-uncategorizable dance company that combines athleticism, and grace with a profound sense of unity. Their smooth, organic choreography -- featuring unusual partnering and lifts -- often blurs the lines between individual performers, creating a sense of dance-troupe-as-organism.
"Your beliefs in the nature of strength, endurance and gravity will not hold. In fact, they will be defied. And every time you think, 'Whoa, how the hell did they do that?' they will take it further." -Dance Insider
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Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
March 14 & 15, 2014
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was founded in 1964 by two Utah women, Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, who were both professors of dance at the University of Utah. Over the years, the Company has grown from a predominantly local to what is now an internationally renowned modern dance company, having performed in every state in the U.S. as well as Europe, South Africa, the Philippines and the British Isles. The Company performs not only the works of American master Alwin Nikolais, but those by both cutting-edge and emerging choreographers. This year the Company celebrates their 50th anniversary, and enters an exciting future with the welcoming of their new Artistic Director, Daniel Charon. With a fresh perspective and strength of its history and vision of its founders, the Company continues to be a force for innovation in contemporary dance.
Koresh Dance Company
March 28 & 29, 2014
Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, the company's critically acclaimed work continues to attract increasing audiences. The company has been hailed internationally, touring to destinations including Spain, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Mexico and Guatemala. Over the years, Roni has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate, to intimate and restrained. The company also presents work by guest choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Robert Battle, Donald Byrd, Itzik Galili and Paul Selwyn Norton.