A little over a week ago the Washington Post reported the death of dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor on August 29th at the age of eighty-eight. He was considered the last of the 20th-century cohort of American Dance titans. Here is a work from 2002—Promethean Fire—where he used Bach’s Toccata & Fugue as the musical framework for his dance. I’ve always been smitten by the Toccata & Fugue, and watching Taylor’s expression of this work is double happiness.
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