Back in 1962 $3.50 was a lot of money; it at least could pay for a ticket to see a performance of Paul Taylor’s “Aureole, ” a dance piece set to the music of Handel. You might think that those days are long gone; but no, The Paul Taylor Dance Company announced last Thursday that they are planning on adding one special performance during its three-week season for which the audience will only have to shell out $3.50 for a seat. The great price is in honor of the 50th anniversary of this unique work.
One of a rare breed of choreographers, Paul Taylor is one of the few still alive whose work is considered classic. There is no other dance company in New York whose repertoire is so beloved that a season of performances by the 54-year-old modern dance troupe is considered an annual event not to be missed.
The 2012 season opens on March 14th and continues through April 1st, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The additional show for which tickets are rolled back to 1962 prices, the year that Aureole was first staged, will take place on March 13th. There will also be a Gala performance, including dinner, dancing on the Promenade and a Dutch Auction, on the evening of March 15th.