"Perpetual Dawn", "Fibers", "Troilus and Cressida (reduced)", "Black Tuesday"
Paul Taylor Dance
David H. Koch Theater
New York, NY
March 19, 2014
by Mary Cargill
copyright © 2014 by Mary Cargill
Paul Taylor recently announced that his company, previously dedicated to his works, will be changing format to include other modern choreographers, so this may be the last season of all-Taylor all-the time. Though the concentrated dose of Paul Taylor will be missed, this is actually a hopeful sign--he obviously wants the company to continue (he is 83), and it needs new works. "Perpetual Dawn" is a relatively new work (2013). It is set to the Bachish music of David Heinichen. with evocative sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, suggesting misty fields in a bucolic heaven. The 11 dancers swirl on and off, running, skipping, and changing partners, sometimes joining in a group round dance, and showing various degrees of ecstasy. It looked a bit like a prequel for the haunting and elegiac "Eventide", with its richly defined mature couples.