Paul Taylor Dance Company

Boch Center Shubert Theatre

A favorite of Boston audiences for decades, the legendary Paul Taylor Dance Company returns for the first time under the leadership of former Taylor dancer Michael Novak, performing a delightful new commission from Amy Hall Garner alongside two of Paul Taylor's most acclaimed and beloved dances.

Taylor creations "Company B" and "Brandenburgs," both longtime audience favorites, demonstrate the humanity, musicality, buoyancy, and wit that were among Taylor's hallmarks. Amy Hall Garner's 2022 work "Somewhere in the Middle," created on the company, uses colorful costumes and (mostly big-band) jazz to create an effervescent, joyous mood: "it's like jazz day at the beach," according to The New York Times.

Be there when Paul Taylor Dance Company returns, and celebrate the enduring spirit and vibrant new direction of this essential American company.

Performance Program

Two 15-minute intermissions following "Somewhere in the Middle" and "Brandenburgs"

Music: Recordings of Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, and Bill Evans
Set design: Donald Martiny
Costumes: Mark Eric
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton

Paul Taylor Dance Company commission.
World premiere November 3, 2022.

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Costumes: Santo Loquasto
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Premiere: April 5, 1988

Music: World War II-era popular songs, sung by the Andrews Sisters
Costumes: Santo Loquasto
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Premiere: June 20, 1991

“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world.”

New York Times

Boch Center Shubert Theatre Information

The 2022/23 Dance Series is generously sponsored by
Leslie & Howard ApplebyStephanie L. Brown Foundation, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation.


This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment Funds, with generous leadership support from Stephanie L. Brown Foundation.