Walter’s World: Paul Taylor Dance Company Returns To Lincoln Center

By Walter Rutledge

American Dreamer michellemichaelThe Paul Taylor Dance Company begins their New York season today at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The season marks the 60th anniversary of the company and the third consecutive season at Lincoln Center. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance, Dance, Dance And More!

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend dance dominates the arts scene. Two dance titans are presenting their 2012 seasons downtown in the most prestigious performance venues in the city, while a new and innovative dance company will present works uptown in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Aureole Celebrates Aureole

By Walter Rutledge

Paul Taylor’s groundbreaking masterwork Aureole celebrates it’s fiftieth anniversary this season and to mark this milestone renowned Chef Charlie Palmer has created a special menu that will be offered at his Aureole Restaurant throughout the month of March. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Summer Scholarship Contest For Paul Taylor Summer Intensive

The Paul Taylor Dance Company www.ptdc.org is partnering with Talenthouse www.talenthouse.com and Self Magazine to give away two scholarships to the Summer Intensive in New York City! For dancers seeking a place in today’s competitive dance world, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The Wall Street Journal recently wrote about the contest. The article is attached for your information.

Talenthouse is an innovative collaboration site dedicated to giving artists a voice in all creative fields. Through an integrated Facebook platform, artists can promote their talent within their social network and invite their peers to support them through voting. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Preview Paul Taylor Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

Every artist desires longevity. Beyond the exuberance of youth, and then the serious and cerebral commitment to perfecting one’s craft there comes a time when an artist just creates. This results in a clear and uncontrived conversation between the artist and their muse; and a grateful public has the good fortune to experience the results of this loving alliance. Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, and Graham come to mind as artists who created works pass the age of eighty. Age did not diminish their creativity; to the contrary, each expressed an ease and artistic confidence. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dancer Michelle Fleet

By Walter Rutledge

Some people have the good fortune to know early in life what they aspired to become. I imagine a baby eagle instinctively understands that one day it will soar above the clouds. Dancer Michelle Fleet has been one of these fortunate individuals. As a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company she is soaring literally by leaps and bounds. Continue Reading →