Family Day – Paul Taylor Dance Company
Join the legendary Vanessa Williams, the 16 extraordinary dancers of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and over 30 musicians from Orchestra of St. Luke’s for a fun, thrilling, and heartwarming program that brings together dance and music for audiences of all ages. Immediately following, the artists will share family-fun activities on the theater’s Promenade and even give party-goers a peek behind one of New York City’s most iconic curtains.
Artistic Director Michael Novak has curated a program filled with wonder: perennial Taylor favorites Book of Beasts and Cloven Kingdom alongside Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf*, narrated by actress, recording artist, fashion designer, and philanthropist Vanessa Williams. Following this performance of beloved musical scores and unparalleled, vibrant dancing, we will gather for a celebration with special activities and access.
At 4pm, meet the Taylor dancers on the theater’s Promenade – get their autographs and pose for pictures – while you enjoy refreshments. Face painters will transform kids into the characters seen on stage, and Taylor School faculty will teach signature Taylor movement. You even have the chance to visit the dancers backstage as they share behind-the-scenes insights and lead you on stage to imagine the experience of performing at Lincoln Center!