Twyla Tharp

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Twyla Tharp (born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City.wikipedia
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Joffrey Ballet

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In 1973 Tharp choreographed Deuce Coupe to the music of The Beach Boys for the Joffrey Ballet.
Many choreographers have worked with the Joffrey, including Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, and founders Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey.

Deuce Coupe

In 1973 Tharp choreographed Deuce Coupe to the music of The Beach Boys for the Joffrey Ballet.
Deuce Coupe is a ballet by choreographer Twyla Tharp, set to music by the Beach Boys, for the Joffrey Ballet.

Richard Thomas (dancer)

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In New York she studied with Richard Thomas, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.
He is known as a teacher of Eliot Feld and Twyla Tharp.

Beatrice Collenette

She attended Pacific High School in San Bernardino and studied at the Vera Lynn School of Dance, and ballet with Beatrice Collenette.
She was a protegée of Anna Pavlova and the first ballet teacher of Twyla Tharp.

Movin' Out (musical)

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This company also performed around the world, and with it Tharp developed the material that became Movin' Out, an award-winning Broadway musical featuring the songs of Billy Joel and starring many of the dancers in the company.
Conceived by Twyla Tharp, the musical tells the story of a generation of American youth growing up on Long Island during the 1960s and their experiences with the Vietnam War.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Later she choreographed Push Comes to Shove (1976), which featured Mikhail Baryshnikov and is now thought to be the best example of crossover ballet.
In the first two years after his defection, he danced for no fewer than 13 different choreographers, including Jerome Robbins, Glen Tetley, Alvin Ailey, and Twyla Tharp.

The Catherine Wheel (album)

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Wheel was broadcast on PBS and its soundtrack released on LP.
The Catherine Wheel is David Byrne's musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project.

Paul Taylor Dance Company

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In 1963 Tharp joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Dancers/Choreographers who emerged from his company include Twyla Tharp, David Parsons, Laura Dean, Dan Wagoner, Elizabeth Keen, Christopher Gillis, Senta Driver, Amy Marshall, and Lila York.

Come Fly Away

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Renamed Come Fly Away, the show opened on Broadway in 2010 at the Marquis Theatre and ran for 26 previews and 188 performances.
Come Fly Away is a dance revue conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, around the songs of Frank Sinatra.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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Tharp has since choreographed dances for Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance and Martha Graham Dance Company.
Conte served as director for 23 years, during which he developed relationships with choreographers including Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Margo Sappington, Daniel Ezralow, Nacho Duato, Jirí Kylián and Twyla Tharp, all of whom helped shape Hubbard Street's repertoire.

Miami City Ballet

Tharp has since choreographed dances for Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance and Martha Graham Dance Company.
A bulk of the company's repertoire is made up of the work of George Balanchine, though the company also performs works by Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, Trey McIntyre, Mark Morris, Jimmy Gamonet, who was the company's founding Resident Choreographer and Ballet Master from 1986 to 1999, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and others, in addition to traditional full-length works including "Giselle" and "Don Quixote (ballet)".

The Times They Are a-Changin' (musical)

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Tharp opened a new show, The Times They Are a-Changin', to the music of Bob Dylan in 2005 at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
The Times They Are a-Changin' is a dance musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp.

Portland, Indiana

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Tharp was born in 1941 on a farm in Portland, Indiana, the daughter of Lucille and William Tharp.

David Byrne

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In 1980 Tharp's work first appeared on Broadway with Twyla Tharp Dance performing When We Were Very Young, followed in 1981 by The Catherine Wheel, her collaboration with David Byrne at the Winter Garden.
In 1981, Byrne partnered with choreographer Twyla Tharp, scoring music he wrote that appeared on his album The Catherine Wheel for a ballet with the same name, prominently featuring unusual rhythms and lyrics.

White Nights (1985 film)

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Tharp collaborated with film directors Miloš Forman on Hair (1978), Ragtime (1980) and Amadeus (1983); Taylor Hackford on White Nights (1985); and James Brooks on I'll Do Anything (1994).
It was choreographed by Twyla Tharp and shot in Finland, Portugal, Austria, as well as in the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union.

Rialto, California

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In 1950 Tharp's family—younger sister Twanette, twin brothers Stanley and Stanford, and her parents—moved to Rialto, California.

Singin' in the Rain (musical)

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In 1985 her staging of Singin' in the Rain played at the Gershwin for 367 performances.
Directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the scenic design was by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Ann Roth, and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton.

American Ballet Theatre

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Tharp has since choreographed dances for Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance and Martha Graham Dance Company. In 1988 Twyla Tharp Dance merged with American Ballet Theatre, since which time ABT has premiered 16 of Tharp's works.
Other renowned choreographers who have worked at ABT include Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Alvin Ailey.

Amadeus (film)

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Tharp collaborated with film directors Miloš Forman on Hair (1978), Ragtime (1980) and Amadeus (1983); Taylor Hackford on White Nights (1985); and James Brooks on I'll Do Anything (1994).
Forman collaborated with American choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

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Tharp has since choreographed dances for Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance and Martha Graham Dance Company.
In 2012, PNB brought in Twyla Tharp as its first artist in residence for a year-long residency.

Hair (film)

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Tharp collaborated with film directors Miloš Forman on Hair (1978), Ragtime (1980) and Amadeus (1983); Taylor Hackford on White Nights (1985); and James Brooks on I'll Do Anything (1994).
Dance scenes were choreographed by Twyla Tharp, and were performed by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation.

The Princess and the Goblin

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In 2012 Tharp created the full-length ballet The Princess and the Goblin, based on George MacDonald's story The Princess and the Goblin.

Brahms/Handel

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* Brahms/Handel, with Jerome Robbins 6/7/84
Brahms/Handel is a ballet made by New York City Ballet ballet master Jerome Robbins in collaboration with Twyla Tharp to Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.

Allen Toussaint

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During this time she created and premiered Waiting At The Station, a work with music by R&B artist Allen Toussaint and sets and costumes by longtime collaborator Santo Loquasto.
In 2013 he collaborated on a ballet with the choreographer Twyla Tharp.

James L. Brooks

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Tharp collaborated with film directors Miloš Forman on Hair (1978), Ragtime (1980) and Amadeus (1983); Taylor Hackford on White Nights (1985); and James Brooks on I'll Do Anything (1994).
It featured songs by Carole King, Prince, and Sinéad O'Connor, among others, with choreography by Twyla Tharp.