WTF! And this reviewer means that in a good way. No, make that a great way! Whatever it was—and is—“takemehome,” the 65-minute work choreographed by Paris, France-based Dimitri Chamblas, was, by turns, provocative, enigmatic, stunning, stirring, singular and, well, something else again. Chamblas, who recently stepped down as dean of the dance department at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), together with musician Kim Gordon (she of Sonic Youth fame), crafted a piece for nine Studio Chamblas dancers, an inflatable zeppelin—which changed colors, including to cherry red—five electric guitars and five amplifiers that proved as mysterious as it was brilliant.
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