Dance: Barefoot Boy with Cheek

When Paul Taylor quit Syracuse University and hotfooted it to Manhattan 14 years ago, he was not sure of anything except that he had this terrible itch to dance. Faced with an audition before Martha Graham, he was uncertain as to whether he should leave his shoes on or go barefoot. So he compromised and danced in his socks. But once he got his feet off the ground, he quickly became the barefoot boy with cheek, choreographing numbers in which dancers simply walked across the stage like pedestrians, stood rigidly still for minutes on end, or cavorted and slithered...

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