Days away from presenting and performing in her own company’s first full-length ballet, Alina Cojocaru is at the height of her powers. And what powers they are. Since performing as a globally lauded principal dancer with the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, and guest principal at Hamburg Ballet, Cojocaru has worked as a freelance dancer, launched her own production company, ACWorkroom, and directed international galas. She has also been embarking on an interpretation of one of cinema’s most celebrated films, Federico Fellini’s 1954 La Strada.
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