Twyla Tharp: Inside Look
American Masters and legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Twyla Tharp provide an inside look at the way she approaches her work. Tune in or stream Twyla Moves on American Masters starting Fri, Mar 26 at 9/8c.
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.
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.