I. Paul Taylor




Music by G.F. Handel

Excerpts from Concerti Grossi, opus 3, nos. 2., 3, 4a& 4b, 6; Alcina, Ariodante, Berenice and Solomon

Choreography by Paul Taylor

Staged for this production by Lisa Viola

Costumes by Gene Moore

Re-created by Mondo Morales ’12 & Erica Johnston

Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Re-created by Cheyenne Sykes

(First performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1978)


*performing May 5th, 7th at 8pm, 12th, and 14th at 2pm*


Bryan Testa he/him   Evan Wilkins he/him   Kenley Hardwick he/him

Rebekka Ryan she/her   Alyssa Bulin she/her 

 Payton St. John she/her   Alexa Ratini she/her

Tade Biesinger (he/him) performing for Bryan Testa on May 12th at 8pm


*performing May 6th, 7th at 2pm, 13th, and 14th at 8pm*


Bryan Testa he/him  Evan Wilkins he/him  Kenley Hardwick he/him

Rebekka Ryan she/her   Abby Bunn she/her

Aimee Graham she/her   Kayleigh Bowen she/her   Kate Myers* she/her

*Unable to perform due to injury









About Lisa Viola

Lisa Viola was a principal dancer with Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1992-2008. During that time, Mr. Taylor created many roles for her, including Piazzolla Caldera and Promethean Fire, and also reprised roles in such classic repertory as Esplanade, Last Look, and Syzygy. Since 1997, she has also had the opportunity to teach classes in the Taylor style extensively across the country and abroad. She currently teaches at the Taylor Studios on the Lower East Side.

About Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is one of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced and helped shape and define America’s homegrown art of modern dance from the earliest days of his career as a choreographer in 1954 until his death in 2018.

Having performed with Martha Graham’s company for several years, Mr. Taylor uniquely bridged the legendary founders of modern dance – Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Ms. Graham – and the dance makers of the 21st Century with whom he later worked. Through his initiative at Lincoln Center begun in 2015 – Paul Taylor American Modern Dance – he presented great modern works of the past and outstanding works by today’s leading choreographers alongside his own vast and growing repertoire. He also commissioned a new generation of dance makers to work with his renowned Company, thereby helping to ensure the future of the art form.


Original production made possible by a contribution
from the National Endowment of the Arts.