Tucson, Arizona-based choreographer Yvonne Montoya’s latest work, “Stories from Home,” is part history, part geographical homage, and part family scrapbook. Montoya was inspired to create the piece, which is composed of 12 dances that work together to tell eight stories, after her father passed away due to cancer in 2015.
Montoya’s father worked in the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the government facility where the atomic bomb was famously created. “The government ended up paying for my dad’s terminal cancer treatment because they admitted to exposing [the workers] to things that were highly toxic, nuclear, and radioactive,” Montoya says.
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