The Company returns for its annual engagement with a spectacular program of three Taylor masterworks, including Beloved Renegade
, hailed by The New York Times as “the best new choreography in 2008.” The evening begins with Funny Papers
, a hilarious romp with a score that includes such novelty tunes as “Popeye the Sailor Man” and “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight).” Next, the legendary Scudorama
-newly revived for the first time in almost 40 years – a “dance of death” from 1963 that The New York Observer recently called “a revelation – a blazing declaration of Taylor’s talent.” The program concludes with Beloved Renegade
, inspired by the life of Walt Whitman and set to Poulenc’s stirring choral work, Gloria. Following its 2009 New York premiere, The Times called it “a work of philosophic as well as dramatic power. Certainly Beloved Renegade
is one of the great achievements of Mr. Taylor’s long career and one of the most eloquently textured feats of his singular imagination.”
Summer dance in the Berkshires begins right here!