Interviewed by Carl Flink and Emilie Plauchè Flink
Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America's indigenous art form, modern dance. At 80 - an age when most artists' best work is behind them—Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance, and power of his recent dances as well as his classics. This special Northrop Performance Preview will feature Bettie de Jong and Andy LeBeau, Rehearsal Directors for the company. Bettie de Jong joined the Taylor Company in 1962, and is renowned for her strong stage presence and long line. She was Taylor's favorite dancing partner and, as Rehearsal Director, has been his right arm for the past 35 years. In November 2007 she received the Dance Magazine Award to recognize her contributions to dance. Andy LeBeau is the Company Manager and Assistant Rehearsal Director and a long-term member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He was a founding member of Taylor 2 in 1993, and joined the main company in 1995.
Seating limited to capacity.