Isadora Duncan. Doris Humphrey. Pauline Lawrence. These are the spirits invoked by artistic director Dante Puleio for “Women’s Stories.” In its recent run at New York Live Arts, Limón Dance Company honored the women of its founder’s life and artistic heritage with an all-female cast performing vintage works as well as a new version of its most famous. The male lead in “Orfeo” was danced by a woman, and in a beautiful reimagining of “The Moor’s Pavane,” the male roles were removed entirely.
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