The truth that you carry within your bones is where your dance originates… It is the answer to every nervous show, stressful rehearsal, disappointing casting sheet, and heartbreak in the field. We all have something to dance about inside of us and that is why I have absolutely loved and continue to love what I do. — Lauren Lovette*
For the closing engagement of their spring tour—three performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles—the Paul Taylor Dance Company presents the world premiere of DREAMACHINE, a new work for twelve dancers by Lauren Lovette, the troupe’s Resident Choreographer.
DREAMACHINE—set to Michael Daugherty’s percussion concerto—will follow Paul Taylor’s classic COMPANY B (1991, featuring recordings by the Andrews Sisters) and precede THE GREEN TABLE (1932), Kurt Jooss’ sardonic antiwar masterpiece. Fritz Cohen’s score for the work—subtitled A Dance of Death in Eight Scenes—will be performed live by pianists David LaMarche and Blair McMillen.
Sunday’s matinee includes a pre-performance talk with Lovette and Paul Taylor Dance Company Artistic Director Michael Novak. See link below for details.
THE GREEN TABLE
Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, at 2 pm
Lauren Lovette and Michael Novak Pre-Performance Talk
Sunday, April 30, at 1 pm
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles
In conjunction with the performance of The Green Table, the Music Center and Zócalo Public Square presented the talk How is Art a Weapon in War? Featuring panelists Gelare Khoshgozaran, Khalil Kinsey, Michael Novak, and Nadya Tolokonnikova, the conversation was moderated by Viet Thanh Nguyen and is now streaming.
*Madelyn Sutton, “5 Questions with Lauren Lovette,” New York City Ballet website, September 24, 2021.
From top: Paul Taylor Dance Company, Kurt Jooss, The Green Table: A Dance of Death in Eight Scenes, 2021 performance at Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham, New York, courtesy and © Paul Taylor Dance Company and Performance Spaces for the 21st Century; Lauren Lovette in rehearsal, 2022, photographs by Erin Baiano (2), courtesy of Lauren Lovette; Paul Taylor Dance Company, Paul Taylor, Company B, courtesy and © Paul Taylor Dance Company.