I was interested in exploring what happens when I listen only to the female voices and focus on their gestures.
The Limón Dance Company’s announcement of its upcoming program “Women's Stories” at New York Live Arts December 7-9 begged a conversation with the company’s artistic director Dante Puleio to learn what we could expect from the program. We followed up with a separate interview with guest artist Hilla Ben Ari, who is creating the centerpiece of the program “I Must Be Circumstanced,” a reimagining of Limón’s “The Moor’s Pavane” from a woman’s perspective. These conversations have been edited and condensed.
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