Who doesn’t love the circus—especially nouveau cirque? With its unclassifiable blend of genres, it reflects so much of what it means to be human—the comedy, absurdity, beauty, sadness, delight, and more. Always tinged with physical risk or challenge, circus inspires childlike wonder. So when I noticed PS21’s dedicated programming of cirque offerings this season, I made the trip upstate to the Hudson Valley to this progressive contemporary arts venue on a bucolic, 100-acre campus. The venue, with its open-air Pavilion theater, was the ideal setting for the US premiere of “Runners,” by Cirk la Putyka from the Czech Republic.
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
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