Fifty years ago, Twyla Tharp choreographed her first dance. This year, she celebrates her unique legacy in American modern dance with all new works. In the intervening years, she and her own company have toured the world performing original works set to classical, jazz, and popular music. Twyla Tharp Dance eventually merged with American Ballet Theatre, which continued to premiere new Tharp works. She has made dances for Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and New York City Ballet; and, on the other hand, for her own dance musical Movin’ Out, Singin’ in the Rain, The Times They Are a-Changin’, and other Broadway shows. She has collaborated on films such as Hair, Amadeus, and White Nights, as well as PBS and BBC television programs. She has received two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, 19 honorary doctorates, the National Medal of the Arts, and a MacArthur Fellowship, among many other distinctions.
25 Sep 2015