ESPLANADE CIRCLE

Background

Named in honor of Paul Taylor’s beloved 1975 masterpiece, this special patrons group binds the most committed supporters of the Company to our work. Members of the Esplanade Circle enjoy an unparalleled look behind the curtain to know the dancers and the repertory from a unique perspective.

Go deeper, spend time with us in the studio and backstage, and receive a premium level of service as you experience the best of modern dance as only the Taylor Company can provide.

In return, we look forward to providing you an exclusive, unrivaled benefactor’s experience that connects, informs, and inspires.


photo: Whitney Browne

photo: Whitney Browne

photo: Whitney Browne


“From the first Taylor performance we attended, we felt an intimate connection to the Company. Paul’s choreography dove deep and lingered. It became essential to us that these works and dancers thrive, and becoming a donor was a way to help that happen. In the decades since, much has changed in the performing arts and its funding, accelerating reasons for giving. The Esplanade Circle brings us closer to the Taylor community. It allows us to meet and learn from the dancers, connect with other passionate Taylor fans, and support the Company’s way forward. May the Circle grow.”

– John and Sharon Steinhoff, Esplanade Circle members




Explore the benefits of membership in the Esplanade Circle:


$2,500
(All but $400 tax-deductible)

Benefits of the FRIENDS of PTDF, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Studio Dinner featuring an intimate studio performance followed by dinner with Artistic Director Michael Novak and the Taylor dancers
  • Exclusive concierge ticketing services during the Lincoln Center Season with ticket exchange privileges and access to house seats up to the day of the performance
  • Access to an exclusive Travelers Lounge reception prior to a Lincoln Center Season performance with special Taylor artists

$5,000
(All but $500 tax-deductible)

Benefits of PRODUCERS CIRCLE, plus:

  • Invitation to the Season Launch Party, a private party with Artistic Director Michael Novak and the dancers prior to the Lincoln Center Season
  • Ticket reservation privileges for all U.S. and international tour locations
  • Private viewing of the Company’s rehearsal process at the Taylor Studios for you and 3 guests
  • Special concierge service and access for other regional performances

$10,000
(All but $600 tax-deductible)

Benefits of PARTNERS CIRCLE, plus:

  • Intimate dinner with the Chairman of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation and other Company leadership
  • A personalized post-performance backstage tour of the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center accompanied by a dancer for you and 3 guests
  • Invitation to the Season Cast Party, a celebration at Lincoln Center with the dancers immediately following the last performance of the Season
  • Invitation to travel with the Company and enjoy Leaders-only activities at exclusive touring engagements worldwide
  • Invitation to a private, off-site dinner with Taylor artists, collaborators, and experts

$25,000
(All but $800 tax-deductible)

Benefits of LEADERS CIRCLE, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Artistic Director’s Salon, a special evening of art and conversation hosted by Artistic Director Michael Novak
  • A personalized post-performance backstage tour of the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center accompanied by Artistic Director Michael Novak and a dancer, including a champagne toast for you and 5 guests
  • Co-commissioning credit in the Lincoln Center Playbill for a new dance created by a Taylor Company Commissioned guest choreographer
  • An opportunity to watch one piece from the wings of the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for you and a guest
  • A Season memento signed by the dancers and contributing artists

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