Author: Gia Kourlas
"In the ballet world, there is Twyla Tharp and then there are none — meaning female choreographers of note. At least that’s what it seems like. (Thank heavens for her “Bach Partita” at American Ballet Theater.) Fortunately, this says less about those who create dances than those who commission them. Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet can keep Liam Scarlett all to themselves: In 2014, female dance makers thrived, from the American premiere of the Canadian choreographer Dana Michel’s “Yellow Towel” to a revival by Pina Bausch, who died in 2009 but was kind enough to leave some gems behind."