Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision
When choreographer Twyla Tharp arrived at Barnard College she was immediately disappointed with their dance offerings. So she directed her own dance studies using New York City as her classroom. In addition, a second concentration the college turned out to be "very valuable" for Tharp's career.
Twyla Tharp provide an inside look at the way she approaches her work.
Twyla Tharp's creative process is very physical.
Archival footage shows one of Twyla Tharp's dances in Central Park amongst the public.
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.
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.