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Published: April 5, 2016
Category: review

Paul Taylor Dancers Successfully Complete Extended Marathon

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK–In its fourth season at the former New York State Theater and its second under a new name, Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance completed its marathon three-week run April 3. One of the last full-time troupes presenting a mid-20th century modern dance ethos, PTAMD dancers deserve medals for stamina. They achieved []

Published: March 4, 2014
Category: profile

The Shortstop Who Slid Into Choreography

By Rachel Straus

Takehiro “Take” Ueyama was on the road to professional baseball until his team lost the nationals. Then he discovered Michael Jackson, the Moonwalk, and, much to his dismay, wearing tights.

Takehiro “Take” Ueyama fell in love with baseball as a boy growing up in Tokyo, but when his team didn’t make []

Published: March 1, 2011
Category: review

Paul Taylor and the Quirks of Memory

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — Watching Paul Taylor’s “Three Dubious Memories” at City Center on Feb. 22, a flashback flitted across my brain. Performed by his impressive dancers, it reminded me of the style of Martha Graham – with whom Taylor danced from 1955-1962 – and her use of a Greek chorus to narrate []