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Program 2: Musical Offering/Esplanade

Part of: Dance Programs | OSL Bach Festival

 Saturday, June 22 2019  2:00pm  Manhattan School of Music - Neidorff-Karpati Hall Directions

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Tickets start at $35
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Bach’s Musical Offering, composed at the request of Frederick the Great, is transformed by Taylor into a profound requiem in motion, where choreography recalls a series of wooden sculptures from New Guinea. Following is Taylor’s Esplanade, one of the most celebrated dances ever made. Set to two of Bach’s violin concertos, the work is a celebration of life and humanity, using the simplest pedestrian movements with masterful felicity.

Runtime: 87 minutes


PRE-SHOW TALKS

One hour prior to the performance, join us for a lively discussion on the works featured on the program at Manhattan School of Music’s Greenfield Hall.

Paul Taylor’s biographer Suzanne Carbonneau will be joined by former Paul Taylor company member Cathy McCann, who danced in the first performances of Musical Offering. They will discuss this dance, which Taylor regarded as his masterwork, including its genesis in an exhibition of Oceanic art that Taylor saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Program

Paul Taylor

Musical Offering (1986)

Paul Taylor

Esplanade (1975)


Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
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Paul Taylor Dance Company
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