How does a gifted choreographer become an artist? I thought about this question a lot after seeing “Blooming Flowers and the Full Moon,” former ODC/Dance member Natasha Adorlee’s first full-length piece.
Adorlee is an astonishingly promising choreographer; this became evident last summer, when Amy Seiwert’s Imagery premiered the central duet of this work at the company’s thirteenth and final Sketch Series of experimental new work. (Adorlee was Imagery’s final artistic fellow, and this month’s culminating hour-long production in the simple black box space of the Joe Goode Annex was also produced by Imagery.)
At 82, Twyla Tharp shows no signs of slowing down. She brought two world premieres and an all-star revival to the Joyce this week. The newest dances made it clear that although she’s still a dynamo, aging is very much on her mind. She is exploring wistful terrain these days, but she is doing it with her characteristic humor and high step count.Continue Reading