- Name: Twyla Tharp
- Born: 07/01/1941 (79 years old)
- Occupation: Choreographer, dancer
- Website: http://www.twylatharp.org
Twyla Tharp (/ /; born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City. In 1966 she formed Twyla Tharp Dance. Her work often uses classical music, jazz, and contemporary pop music.
Awards: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography, Movin’ Out, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, Tony Award for Best Choreography, Movin’ Out
Birth Place: Portland, Indiana, U.S.
Twyla Tharp quotes :
The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.Twyla Tharp
My mother was a dominant force in my life. She had a very specific idea about education, which was: you should know everything about everything. It was quite simple. There was no exclusivity, and there really was no judgment.Twyla Tharp
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.Twyla Tharp
My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, in Jay County, to have a college degree. She was educated as a pianist and she wanted to concertize, but when the war came she was married, had a family, so she started teaching.Twyla Tharp
I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.Twyla Tharp