“New Work for Goldberg Variations,” a collaboration between the pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the choreographer Pam Tanowitz, opened its weeklong run at the Joyce Theater Tuesday night. It is by far the best thing I’ve seen by Tanowitz. Her deconstructivism perfectly suits Bach’s score, which is itself a study in fragmentation: Bach took one aria and then reworked its elements through thirty different variations. I cannot think of a piece more apt for Tanowitz’s tinkering.
Pam Tanowitz and Simone Dinnerstein's "New Work for Goldberg Variations." Photograph by Erin Baiano