There's something of a disconnect when you watch a live performance of ballet on YouTube knowing that it is taking place 20 minutes from your house. Due to the latest State of Emergency issued by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese capital has become a cultural and social wasteland. With news that many western nations are cracking on and making significant inroads with vaccination programs, it's disappointing and frustrating to see the Japanese authorities bungle, with outstanding levels of incompetency, the pathway out of this pandemic shitshow with a paltry one percent of the country being vaccinated at the time of writing.
National Ballet of Japan in Roland Petit's “Coppélia.” Photograph by Seto Hidemi
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.Plus
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