Paul Taylor

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Taylor in January 1960

Paul Belville Taylor, Jr. (July 29, 1930 – August 29, 2018) was an American choreographer. He was among the last living members of the third generation of America's modern dance artists.[1] He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Taylor works include Big Bertha (1970),, Airs (1978), Arden Court (1981), Sunset (1983), Last Look (1985), Speaking in Tongues (1988), Brandenburgs (1988), Company B (1991), Piazolla Caldera (1996), Black Tuesday (2001), Promethean Fire (2002), and Beloved Renegade (2008).

In 1992, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography and was awarded the Kennedy Center Honorees.

Taylor died of renal failure on August 29, 2018, at a Manhattan hospital at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. "Modern Dance - Later Dancers", Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  2. "Paul Taylor, a Giant of Modern Dance, Is Dead at 88". The New York Times. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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