News: Twyla Tharp

Friday 7 April 2006

Twyla Tharp
From avant-garde to Broadway. Twlya Tharp tells Judith Mackrell that she hasn’t sold out;
“she hasn’t abandoned her pure-dance audience – her small-scale touring company appears at Sadler’s Wells this week – and it would be foolhardy to suggest to her face that Movin’ Out represents her art’s dumbing down.”
Guardian, 30 June.03

She talks to Charlotte Cripps about the programme Twyla Tharp Dance company will be performing at Sadler’s Wells.
Independent, 1 July.03
Debra Craine talks to the lady who has,
“created more than 120 dances, choreographed five Hollywood movies (including Hair), directed four Broadway shows, danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and collaborated with David Byrne.”
Times, 24 June.03

“Her iconoclastic style, fast, free and flexible, is packed with physical comedy and sassy bravado. Her virtuosity is coupled with an audacity of movement invention, particularly in duets.”
Allen Robertson, Times, 2 June.03
Dancer, Andrew Robinson, explains how auditioning for Tharp’s company changed the course of his career.
Donald Hutera, Times, 2 June.03
Movin’ Out
— the hit Broadway musical, with choreography by Twyla Tharp and music by Billy Joel, swept the Theatre Development Fund/Astaire Awards 2003 when it won all three awards which celebrate the “Best Dance on Broadway.”
This is the first time in the awards’ 22 year history that one show was presented the awards in each of the categories: “Best Choreographer,” “Best Female Dancer” and “Best Male Dancer.”

The awards were presented to:
TWYLA THARP as “Best Choreographer”,
ELIZABETH PARKINSON as “Best Female Dancer” and JOHN SELYA as “Best Male Dancer”.

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Twyla Tharp brings her company to Sadler’s Wells in July

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