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09.26.17
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Twyla Tharp Is Back With a New Dance Set to Dylan’s Love Songs
The Observer
09.20.17
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Review: Fugues, Rags and Dylan by Twyla Tharp. Oh, She Dances Too.
The New York Times
09.19.17
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TWYLA THARP DANCE in a Three-Week Engagement at the Joyce
Broadway World
07.13.16
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‘Twyla Tharp and Three Dances’ at the Joyce Theater Review
The Wall Street Journal
07.12.16
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Twyla Tharp Dance, Joyce Theater, New York — review
Financial Times
12.01.15
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In Reproach to Terror, Twyla Tharp Turns to the Gods of Order, Chaos and the Dance
Huffington Post
11.12.15
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Twyla Tharp’s unceasing quest to reveal truth in human movement
Washington Post
10.18.15
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Cal Performances program confirms Tharp’s genius
SF Gate
10.17.15
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Vintage Tharp, defining America
Oregon Artswatch
10.17.15
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Review: A 50th anniversary tour worthy of Twyla Tharp's talents
San Jose Mercury News
09.23.15
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Yowzie, Indeed
Theater Jones
09.21.15
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Pair of Tharp premieres dazzles at TITAS season opener
Dallas News
09.20.15
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From Twyla Tharp, 2 Pieces for Her Anniversary Tour
The New York Times
09.18.15
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Review: Twyla Tharp Dance Company
Star-Telegram
09.11.15
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Twyla Tharp is marking her 50-year anniversary by looking ahead
LA Times
04.04.15
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Twyla Tharp's 50 Years of Forward Movement
New York Times
A flourish of trumpets heralds the double bill of premieres that celebrates Twyla Tharp’s Fiftieth Anniversary.  John Zorn provides the show’s vibrant  introductory FANFARE, followed by PRELUDES AND FUGUES. Radiating with Tharp’s generous spirit and humanity, the dance is set to J.S. Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier."  The wild and raucous humor that Tharp locates in the jazz of Henry Butler and Steve Bernstein runs rampant through YOWZIE, the second new dance.   With their immaculate technique and joy, her fierce band of dancers brings the choreography to life. In each premiere, Tharp turns her decades of experience-- dances for Hollywood films, television, and the Broadway stage, ballets, modern dances—into living proof that time is her partner as she continues to deepen and expand the singular imagination which makes her one of the century’s most treasured artists.

Since graduating from Barnard College in 1963, Ms. Tharp has choreographed more than one hundred sixty works: one hundred twenty-nine dances, twelve television specials, five Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines. She has also written three books. She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President's Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor. Her many grants include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition to choreographing for her own company Twyla Tharp Dance, she has created dances for companies worldwide, where her works continue to be performed. Today, Ms. Tharp continues to create. ... read full bio