Paul Taylor Dance Company - Show Information

Nov 04 2015 | Posted in Blog

RUN TIME
Act 1 - 30 minutes
Intermission - 20 minutes
Act 2 - 22 minutes
Intermission - 20 minutes
Act 3 - 30 minutes
Total Run Time - 2:02

Pre-Show Chats

Join us before the performances for on-stage preshow chats featuring special hosts and guests from the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Friday, November 13
Host: Vanessa Lawson, RWB Ballet Master and Former Principal Dancer
Guests: Bettie de Jong and Michael Dostal, Paul Taylor Dance Company

Saturday, November 14
Host: TBA
Guests: Bettie de Jong and Michael Dostal, Paul Taylor Dance Company

Sunday, November 15
Host: Ray Hogg, Artistic Director of Rainbow Stage and Former Dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company
Guests: Bettie de Jong and Michael Dostal, Paul Taylor Dance Company

BETTIE DE JONG (Rehearsal Director) was born in Sumatra, Indonesia, and in 1946 moved to Holland, where she continued her early training in dance and mime. Her first professional engagement was with the Netherlands Pantomime Company. After coming to New York City to study at the Martha Graham School, she performed with the Graham Company, the Pearl Lang Company, John Butler and Lucas Hoving, and was seen on CBS-TV with Rudolf Nureyev in a duet choreographed by Paul Taylor. Ms. de Jong joined the Taylor Company in 1962. Noted for her strong stage presence and long line, she was Mr. Taylor’s favorite dancing partner and, as Rehearsal Director, has been his right arm for the past 40 years.

MICHAEL DOSTAL (Company Manager) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and in 2013 joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company, as the company’s Lighting Supervisor. After some years of reproducing the lighting designs around the world in different theaters, he took over as the Production Manager. Shortly following this new adventure he was given the opportunity as Company Manager. Michael is now in charge of all company travel logistics and transportation. He has also worked for companies like Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Pilobolus Dance Theatre.