The 20th Season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center Returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
By Ricky Richardson| Contributing Writer
(Los Angeles, CA) – The Music Center launches its 20th season for of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center with the return of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the most famous dynamic dance ensembles in the world. The residency will include performances in The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and an evening of ideas and conversation open to the public produced in partnership with Zócalo Public Square, among other experiences. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Novak, the company will present two timely and thought-provoking work, Company B and The Green Table, both of which address the impact of war, along with the world premiere of Dreamachine by Lauren Lovette, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet and now Paul Taylor Dance Company’s first resident choreographer.
Patrons for the April 30th matinee performance will be invited to attend a pre-show discussion, beginning at 1 P.M., with Novak and Lovette at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Stern Grand Hall. Additionally, to engage and inspire students and educators with dance and movement. The Music Center will present a special matinee performance and discussion of The Green Table for middle school and high school students on Friday, April, and provide up to 20 high school dancers with the invaluable opportunity to attend a master class on choreography taught by Lovette on Saturday, April 29.
“We are thrilled to kick off Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center’s 20th season of dance residencies with the return of Paul Taylor Dance Company, which debuted at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion more than three decades ago. This time, we have the enviable opportunity to experience the world premiere of a highly anticipated work created by the company’s first resident choreographer,” said Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “In addition, Paul Taylor Dance Company’s performances of two iconic dances that overtly convey and challenge the notions of war will undoubtedly stir high emotions among audience members. We will complement that work by partnering with Zócalo to offer the public a free, dynamic panel of speakers who will explore the possibilities and the limits of war-inspired art, which is particularly relevant today.”
The Music Center will partner with Zócalo Public Square to host an evening of ideas and conversation, How Is Art a Weapon of War?, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 7:00 P.M., outdoors on Jeremy Moss Plaza at The Music Center. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, the discussion will address the long and global tradition of artists-visual, performing, literary-who create arresting, beautiful works that address the horrors of war, and the impact that these artworks have on society. Panelists will include Paul Taylor Dance Company Artistic Director Michael Novak; artist, filmmaker and writer Gelare Khoshgozaran; Kinsey African Art & History Collection and Foundation COO and Chief Curator Khalil Kinsey; and Pussy Writer creator Nadya Tolokonnokova. The discussion will also be streamed live online on https://m.youtube.com/zocalopublicsquare The public is highly encouraged to RSVP for the evening of ideas and conversation at https://musiccenter.org/zocalopanel.
Tickets to the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s performance are available for purchase now by visiting https://musiccenter.org/paultaylor or calling (213) 972-0711. Follow The Music Center of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MusicCenterLA.