The Tiffany Mills Company and Ensemble Ipse recently teamed up for a weekend of shows at the National Sawdust Theater. Theirs was a good, symmetrical pairing: Mills brought seven talented dancer-actors to the party opposite Ipse’s seven talented violists. Yet despite this balanced equation in personnel, their combined efforts leant more towards destabilization than tidy sums. Over the course of an hour, the musicians and dancers presented three different works. On their own, these pieces were slightly impenetrable, but, considered together, the artists wove a dreamlike tapestry based around the tentpole themes of sight and suffering.
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