Northrop Presents

The Wrecker’s Ball: Three Dances by Paul Taylor (1996)

2019-20 Northrop Film Series
Mar 2020
About the Event

Originally aired as part of PBS’ Dance in America series, The Wrecker’s Ball weaves together Paul Taylor’s Company B, Funny Papers, and A Field of Grass into a narrative that follows a fictional theater called Danceland through the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s before its demolition. Featuring the music of the Andrews Sisters and Harry Nilsson, this rare gem of Paul Taylor’s work adapted for television is not available on streaming services or DVD/Blu-Ray. This screening is made possible with permission of WNET New York and Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Not Rated by the MPAA
56 minutes

In conjunction with Paul Taylor Dance Company’s The Celebration Tour




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