Just wait until you see the two shows. The Brahms is ok, but the Martynov is fucking astounding. Her talk and preview a few weeks ago was fantastic.
I smell a new guest column: "Shut up while I Carp by Twyla Tharp"
An apt followup to Cheryl Waters with Nick Cave on KEXP yesterday. Cave's suggestion, in response to the last ludicrous question (which he didn't answer), was classic: "You can probably even edit that question out."
Tharp did her best work in the 70's and I am not sure I agree with Mr. Kiley's assessment of her current work or even her place in the current dance arts scene. I know of no one who lists her as an influence much less who is infatuated with her enough to sit through talking with her for over 20 minutes. Hope you got hazard pay to be honest! This is a woman who proclaimed in her last visit to Seattle that after 45 years in the performing arts she finally understands humor and how to use it... (She doesn't by the way...)
John, I went last night. The Martynov was great! And to me, a novice, there were flashes of greatness in the Brahms and lots of wittiness in the Sinatras. Enjoyable.
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