“Preludes and Fugues,” “Yowzie”
Joyce Theater presents at David H. Koch Theater
New York, NY
November 19, 2015
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman
For her golden jubilee of making dance, Twyla Tharp, at 74, chose to make yet more. In this 50th anniversary tour, Tharp created two pieces, and claimed that the first, “Preludes and Fugues” reflected “the world as it ought to be,” and the second, “Yowzie,” – “the world as it is.” The event didn’t end up offering that alpha and omega, but both works, and the fanfares that introduced them, were all dependably fluid, athletic, and exciting.
Cast in “Second Fanfare.” Photo © Sharon Bradford – The Dancing Image.