Since its founding in 2012 by Benjamin Millepied, L.A. Dance Project has not been lacking in talent, ideas, or, fortunately for them, funding, something that most dance troupes desperately need. Indeed, having entered a collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels the same year the troupe began, LADP not only moved into its own rehearsal and performance space in 2017, but has also been privy to performing around the world in such exclusive locales as the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV founded the Académie Royale de Danse in 1661.
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