Tag Archives: Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp Appointed Distinguished Guest Artist at Barnard College

Beginning this fall, choreographer Twyla Tharp (pictured at left) will be the distinguished guest artist at Barnard College, her alma mater. Tharp will be teaching master classes and leading workshops, as well as lecturing and working on projects between dance and other … Continue reading

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Sesame Street Exposed Me to Glass

The music of American composer Philip Glass, who is known for “music with repetitive structures”, is frequently used for dance.  In fact, some of my favorite works include a Glass score, such as Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces and Twyla Tharp’s … Continue reading

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Miami City Ballet at City Center

Last Wednesday, Miami City Ballet performed for the first time in Manhattan at New York City Center.  Artistic Director Edward Villella, a former New York City Ballet principal who founded MCB in 1984, chose two Balanchine ballets and Twyla Tharp’s … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet: Gala at SPAC

Saturday’s Gala at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center had a relaxed, laid-back feel that matched the hot, humid evening, but the outdoor setting and sticky weather didn’t stop the crowds from dressing up for the occasion. Nor was the event … Continue reading

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College versus Conservatory: A Dancer’s Dilemma

This past April, I received an email from dance blogger Tonya asking for advice regarding an email that she received from Juan, a concerned father of a seventeen-year-old dancer living in Barcelona who was about to make a critical decision … Continue reading

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