Paul Taylor Dance Company brings joy, humor and genius to PlayhouseSquare

Members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in "Mercuric Tidings," which the ensemble performed Saturday in a concert presented by DanceCleveland. (Paul B. Goode)
Members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in “Mercuric Tidings,” which the ensemble performed Saturday in a concert presented by DanceCleveland. (Paul B. Goode)

Reviewed by Steve Sucato
Special to The Plain Dealer 

With a body of work that is as rich and celebrated as choreographer Paul Taylor’s, the question when his namesake company comes to Cleveland is not whether it will be a good program but whether it will be a great one. Saturday night’s performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company at PlayhouseSquare’s Ohio Theatre was the latter.

Presented by DanceCleveland, the Taylor company returned to Northeast Ohio after a three-year absence with a thrilling program of dance works spanning nearly four decades that included one of Taylor’s most popular masterworks, “Esplanade” (1975).

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