Paul Taylor Dance Company Kwai Tsing Theatre Reviewed: Oct 10 and 11 The New York-based company performed six pieces, each lasting no longer than 25 minutes, for their two Hong Kong programmes. Picked from Paul Taylor's repertoire of 128 works from the past 30 years, the works illustrate the diverse choreographic range of the 78-year-old company founder - from classical ballet to American contemporary to pop - and his talent for making dance intellectual and meaningful as well as accessible and enjoyable. The newest work was Changes (2008), which opened the second night's performance and featured pop music from the 1960s. The piece looked back to an era when young people questioned authority and embraced liberation movements. Despite the serious subject, it was a choreographically playful piece. Another recent work, Promethean Fire (2002), tapped into post-9/11 trauma. Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor and black costumes set the tone of violence and tragedy, yet the dance ended with hope, reflecting Taylor's faith in humanity. Music continues to play an important role in Taylor's lyrical choreography, although it sometimes distracts. His dancers are not just athletic and physically powerful but also bursting with personality. Annmaria Mazzini proves a strong soloist and partner, and Michael Trusnovec livened up every scene he was in with his agility and high jumps. Robert Kleinendorst is a joy to watch. His attention to technical detail, physicality and theatrical flair gave him a magnetic stage presence.