America’s Most Popular Choreographer?

Paul Taylor has legions of fans. “Taking his cue from Martha Graham, once his teacher and mentor, he has generally continued the modern-dance project of unchaining dance from rigid balletic constraints. But unlike more radical figures such as Merce Cunningham, he has also shied away from pure abstraction and has generally retained figurative elements, narrative and lyricism. The result is a highly personal style charged with energy and humour.”