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45 Facts About Twyla Tharp
3. In 1973, Twyla Tharp choreographed the ballet Deuce Coupe to the music of The Beach Boys.
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5. Twyla Tharp has choreographed for stage and film musicals, and conceived, directed, and choreographed the two-act Broadway ballet Movin' Out, set to songs by Billy Joel.
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7. In 2001 Twyla Tharp made the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New York City the permanent home for her company.
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8. In 2000 Twyla Tharp choreographed a new work for the New York City Ballet based on Beethoven's seventh and eighth symphonies.
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12. Twyla Tharp used the Joffrey dancers and her own company in a work entitled Deuce Coupe, set to music by the Beach Boys.
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16. Twyla Tharp entered Pomona College as a freshman, moving to Los Angeles, California, that summer to continue her dance training with Wilson Morelli and John Butler.
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17. Twyla Tharp began her dance lessons at the Vera Lynn School of Dance in San Bernardino, California.
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18. Twyla Tharp was born in Portland, Indiana, on July 1, 1941, the daughter of Lecile and William Tharp.
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21. Twyla Tharp used the Joffrey dancers and her own company in a work entitled "Deuce Coupe, " set to music by the Beach Boys.
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23. Twyla Tharp entered Pomona College as a freshman, moving to Los Angeles that summer to continue her dance training with Wilson Morelli and John Butler.
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24. Twyla Tharp began her dance lessons at the Vera Lynn School of Dance in San Bernardino, then studied with the Mraz sisters.
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26. Twyla Tharp was born in Portland, Indiana, July 1, 1941, the daughter of Lecile and William Tharp.
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29. Twyla Tharp was born to Lucille and William Tharp in 1941 in Portland, Indiana.
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32. Twyla Tharp left the American Ballet Theatre in 1989, transferring her productions to the Boston Ballet and the Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago.
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33. Twyla Tharp was born on July 1, 1941, in Portland, Indiana.
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34. In 1984, her TV special Baryshnikov by Twyla Tharp earned her two Emmys.
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36. Twyla Tharp indicated that The Creative Habit is about cybernetics, especially in the several Greek-themed creative exercises, such as the Coin Drop; the Coin Drop, as an exercise in extracting ordered meaning from chaos, is derived from the astrological muse, Urania, in that random coins falling onto a flat surface can be used to develop pattern analysis skills.
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38. In 2009, Twyla Tharp worked with the songs of Frank Sinatra to mount Come Fly with Me, which ran at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta and was the best selling four-week run as of the date of closing in 2009.
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40. Twyla Tharp premiered her dance musical Movin' Out, set to the music and lyrics of Billy Joel in Chicago in 2001.
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41. In 2012, Twyla Tharp created the full-length ballet The Princess and the Goblin.
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42. Twyla Tharp created the dance roadshow Cutting Up with Mikhail Baryshnikov, which went on to tour and appeared in 28 cities over two months.
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44. Twyla Tharp was born in 1941 on a farm in Portland, Indiana, the daughter of Lucille and William Tharp.
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45. Twyla Tharp is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City.
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