This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe recorded its fifth highest attendance in its history, a different reality from the ghostly years of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the cost-of-living crisis and the strain the arts sector in Scotland has been under in recent years was still there. Notably within the dance sector, this was most apparent at Dance Base, where Assembly Festival, one of the bigger venue operators, collaborated with the dance house to co-curate the programme and help alleviate costs. While it was great that Assembly was able to support Dance Base and its artists to continue to put on their shows, it was still slightly strange seeing the red Assembly branding next to the (newly rebranded) purple colours of Dance Base.
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