Aureole," "Troilus and Cressida (reduced)," "Death and the Damsel," "Cloven Kingdom"
Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance
David H. Koch TheaterNew York, NY
March 18, 2015
by Carol Pardo
copyright © 2015 by Carol Pardo
Some nights at the theater send ‘em home happy, all but dancing to the subway. This time out, the pleasures to be had were quieter, smaller in scale and discreet rather than cumulative. On offer were the old "Aureole" (1962); the week-old "Death and the Damsel;" "Troilus et al." for leavening; and to finish, "Cloven Kingdom" from the eight years after Taylor stopped performing and when he seemed incapable of choreographing a dud.
Photograph: Heather McGinley in "Aureole" copyright Paul B. Goode