By Nancy Heller
For THE INQUIRER
The dances Paul Taylor has created over the last half-century evoke everything from lyrical romance to savage satire, frank eroticism, and slapstick humor. All were on display Thursday night as the Paul Taylor Dance Company opened its run at the Annenberg Center with a four-part program.
Choreographed in 1979, Profiles is still a revelation, featuring complex, unexpected lifts and leans. Four dancers pose like ancient Egyptian statues, then leap at each other to form highly improbable two-person shapes. Jan Radzynski's music is intense, and although all the dancers are superb, it is impossible not to focus on the extraordinary Michael Trusnovec.