Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 24th - Sunday, May 26th
$25 and $35 Upper Balcony / $45 Mahaiwe Members / $55 / $75 Preferred Seating
**25% off purchases of both programs in one order. / This offer in NOT available online. Offer is only available through the Mahaiwe Box Office. / 413-528-0100**
Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Mahaiwe for another season featuring a New England premiere of their latest piece, Perpetual Dawn.
Friday, May 24th at 8pm: Kith and Kin; Lost, Found and Lost; Offenbach Overtures
Saturday, May 25th at 8pm: Perpetual Dawn; Last Look; Cascade
Sunday, May 26th at 3pm (Family matinee with $10 youth price and special $65 price for Preferred Seating) : Kith and Kin; Lost, Found and Lost; Offenbach Overtures
Sunday, May 26th at 7pm: Perpetual Dawn; Last Look; Cascade
PERPETUAL DAWN: Music by Baroque composer Johann David Heinichen -
Perpetual Dawn depicts young people experiencing the awakening of love, perhaps for the very first time.
LAST LOOK: Music by Donald York -
Whether triggered by nuclear devastation or biological catastrophe, Armageddon has arrived, and the doomed protagonists in this relentless work find no escape. A frightening vision of urban apocalypse.
CASCADE: Music by Johann Sebastian Bach -
The unlikely collaboration between a German composer from musics Baroque era, JS Bach, and an American modern dance pioneer resulted in this elegant work in which men are reverential to women. The dance features highly energetic, free and open movement with complex patterns.
KITH AND KIN: Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -
A mature couple takes younger friends and relations through their paces. Set to a Mozart Serenade, the buoyant choreography suggests Taylors take on 18th Century court dances with a scotch-hopping, leap-frogging and heel-clicking joie de vivre.
LOST, FOUND AND LOST: Elevator music arranged by Donald York -
A study in natural posture, gesture and ennui, in which the simple, frustrating act of standing in line becomes rich comic fodder. The dance had its genesis in Taylors legendary 1957 work, Seven New Dances.
OFFENBACH OVERTURES: Music by Jacques Offenbach -
In this comedy of French manners, dueling officers realize that discretion is the better part of valor, leaving their seconds to slug it out.