Ratmansky rides the music's criss-crossing currents, changing tones, character, and mood at every turn
For the first season fully programmed by its new artistic director Susan Jaffe, American Ballet Theatre has chosen to look back and, in a sense, shop its own closet. It’s a smart way to both save money and reintroduce its dancers in ballets they may not have had the chance to dance before. Part of the calculation seems to be to present works with large casts, the better to see as many dancers as possible.
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