The popular sentiment is clear: Matrix atmosphere meets ballet is a hit. “Mere Mortals,” Tamara Rojo’s first production as new artistic director at San Francisco Ballet, must be counted a success. Inside the overheated War Memorial Opera House, where the chandelier and walls glowed red and the opening rumblings of a heavily synthesized score by electronic composer Floating Points transformed the place into a boiling cauldron, the house looked close to sold out.
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