Painter Alex Katz and choreographer Paul Taylor collaborated on 16 works between 1960 and 2014. In conjunction with the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective Alex Katz: Gathering, Works & Process will present two performances of Polaris performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in the Guggenheim rotunda on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Works & Process will offer a special free program at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. The evening’s conversation will be moderated by Michael Novak and will feature distinguished Taylor alumnae and educators Carolyn Adams and Susan McGuire, on whom some Taylor/Katz works were created, and artist, critic, and curator Robert Storr.
The Guggenheim retrospective precedes the highly-anticipated Paul Taylor Dance Company 2022 New York Season at Lincoln Center, November 1-13. Billed as "Taylor: A New Era," the Season will include four of the 16 works created by Paul Taylor -- Polaris, Scudorama, Sunset and Diggity. Individual works will be performed on November 1, 3, 5, 11 and 13, and a special one-night-only program on Wednesday November 9 at 7 pm, "Taylor X Katz," will feature all four works.
WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
Works & Process at the Guggenheim and Paul Taylor Dance Company announce a performance of Polaris, a 1976 collaboration choreographed by Paul Taylor with set and costume designs by Alex Katz. Selected by Paul Taylor Dance Company Artistic Director Michael Novak, Polaris will offer audiences a unique and unprecedented opportunity to see the performance—normally shown on a proscenium stage—up close and from 360 degrees.
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm & 8 pm
1071 Fifth Avenue
Ramp Standing $35, Choose-What-You-Pay
Rotunda Floor Seats $70 – SOLD OUT
WORKS & PROCESS AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, JEROME ROBBINS DANCE DIVISION
A distinguished panel will discuss the lasting resonance of the pair’s collaborations. Select archival video highlights from their 16 collaborations will be screened, and the panel will offer insights into the process, design, and impact of interdisciplinary collaborations.
Alex Katz and Paul Taylor: Four Decades of Collaborations, hosted by Michael Novak, with Carolyn Adams, Susan McGuire, and Robert Storr
Thursday, October 27, 7 pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th and 65th)
Free, RSVP at: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2022/10/27/works-process-presents-alex-katz-and-paul-taylor-four-decades?nref=635581
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY 2022 SEASON
The Paul Taylor Dance Company will return to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for its highly-anticipated New York City Season from November 1 to November 13, 2022. Billed as “Taylor: A New Era,” the Season will include World Premieres by newly-appointed Resident Choreographer Lauren Lovette and Taylor Commissioned Choreographer Amy Hall Garner, and a one-night-only event showcasing the collaboration between Paul Taylor and painter Alex Katz.
Tickets for all performances from November 2 through November 13 start at just $15 and are on sale now. Every seat in the house on Opening Night, November 1, is just $10; tickets for Opening Night go on sale Monday, October 17 at noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.boxoffice.dance, at the Koch Box Office at 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue, or by calling 212.496.0600.