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Paul Taylor Dance Company opens UNCG PAS

Publicity photo of the Paul Taylor Dance CompanyThe Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance groups, will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company kicks off the 2015-16 University Performing Arts Series with a world premiere of new work from the legendary Paul Taylor. In addition to the world premiere, the company will also perform two earlier works: “Mercuric Tidings” and “Company B.”

“Paul Taylor is one of the most influential choreographers in the field,” said Janet Lilly, professor and head of UNCG’s dance department. “It’s really exciting to see his work here in Greensboro. This is a rare opportunity for our audience to see not only his work, but a world premiere.”

Prior to the performance, dance scholar and University of Michigan professor Angela Kane, who previously served as the company’s historian, will lead a panel discussion titled “Paul Taylor: Past and Present.” The dialogue is free and open to the public and will focus on Taylor’s works from 1983 to today. Kane will be joined by Bettie de Jong, the company’s rehearsal director, and John Tomlinson, executive director of the company. The panel will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium

Season tickets, as well as tickets for individual shows, are available at performingarts.uncg.edu/upas/tickets,

By Alyssa Bedrosian