The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park
Archival footage shows one of Twyla Tharp's dances in Central Park amongst football games, bicyclists, police on horseback, and picnickers. The location made it impossible to have a separation between audience members and performers. And Tharp learned some valuable things about choreography and distance from the experience.
Twyla Tharp provide an inside look at the way she approaches her work.
Twyla Tharp's creative process is very physical.
In 1981, Twyla Tharp commissioned David Byrne of the Talking Heads to write music for her.
The collaboration was "lightening in a bottle," according to Tharp.
How Tharp directed her own education at Barnard College.
Tharp discovers a technical challenge that makes choreographing virtually even harder.
'Eight Jelly Rolls' was one of Twyla Tharp's first music-inspired choreographed dances.