I was nowhere near the Theater District last week, yet I saw a variety of Broadway-inspired dancing. The choreographer Justin Peck—New York City Ballet’s neo-Robbins figure—was attached to both. He and his wife, Patricia Delgado, choreographed the dances for the Atlantic Theater Company’s off-Broadway production of the “Buena Vista Social Club” at the Linda Gross Theater in Chelsea. He also choreographed the Robbins/Bernstein dream ballet for Bradley Cooper’s new film Maestro.
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