Love and Legacy”—a fitting title to honour the end of Li Cunxin’s tenure as artistic director at Queensland Ballet. Under Cunxin's decade-long tenure, the Queensland Ballet has become the second largest ballet company in the country. Since the announcement of his departure, staff and dancers alike quickly began preparations for a celebratory gala; a night to showcase repertoire from the past decade. Staging three shows around an already demanding “Nutcracker” season must have been a task. But for the effort and overtime it took, I’m so very glad they did. On Tuesday night, there was laughter, tears, love, and joy, but above all, and most importantly, there was indisputable evidence of a legacy.
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
Dance has always been a part of Tammy Greenwood’s life. Growing up, she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics, and when her daughter took up the art form, she became involved through the unwavering—and sometimes self-sacrificing—support that is often asked of a dance mom.FREE ARTICLE