It may be unusual to imagine an ostrich in New York City, but it's certainly not unbelievable. New York's not all pigeons and rats. Last winter, for example, an alligator nicknamed Godzilla was captured in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. A few months later, after severe flooding, Sally the Sea Lion floated to the top of her tank and roamed the Central Park Zoo freely before returning to her enclosure.
So, when the ostrich first appears in Isaac Mizrahi and Nico Muhly's delightful “Third Bird,” which situates a sequel to Prokofiev's “Peter and the Wolf” in Central Park, it might as well be just another Tuesday in the city.
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.Continua a leggere