by Marina Harss, The New Yorker"For six decades, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has been just that—a company devoted to the creative outpourings of one man. And that was enough, both for Mr. Taylor and for the dancers. He’s prolific and disciplined. To date, he has made a hundred and forty-two dances, usually at a pace of two per year. Some are better than others, but he never runs out of ideas or the desire to get out of bed and head to the studio. (This, at the age of eighty-four.) And the company has achieved a high level of success; since 2012, it has presented yearly seasons at Lincoln Center, an anomaly in the cash-strapped world of modern dance. Only Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre can say the same.
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