Tag: twyla tharp

4 In-Person Shows We Want to See This November

From new works to old traditions, here are four performances we have on our radar. Lost With You Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s Vanishing MélodiesSasha Onyshchenko, Courtesy BJM MONTREAL Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal plumbs the songbook of Patrick Watson for its latest creation. Vanishing Mélodies brings to life the memories of a lone woman waiting for a bus, […]

Exclusive Clip of a Young Twyla Tharp…Being Very Twyla

Twyla Tharp is well-known for being a singularly no-nonsense artist. In this clip, you can see just how matter-of-factly she spoke about her own choreography even back in her 30s: She talks through each gesture of a phrase in the “Black Bottom Stomp” from her classic Eight Jelly Rolls, describing her step inspirations—from “shame on […]

What Steven Spielberg Taught Dancer Kellie Drobnick on the Set of West Side Story

After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2016, Kellie Drobnick immediately set about conquering the worlds of concert dance, Hollywood and musical theater. She spent two months dancing with MOMIX, toured in the Dirty Dancing musical, joined Twyla Tharp Dance and is a Jet in the much-anticipated West Side Story remake, directed by Steven Spielberg […]

Mark Your Calendars: October's Must-See Shows, According to Our Editors

From an indie rock collaboration to major anniversary celebrations to yet another retelling of the Orpheus myth, the fall performance season has fully hit its stride. Here are the six shows we have on our calendars. Orchestrating the Underworld Wayne McGregor and his company in rehearsal Camilla Greenwell, Courtesy McGregor LONDON Wayne McGregor will be […]

The Judson Revolution Comes to the Museum of Modern Art

In the early 1960s, a group of dancers started questioning the existing rules of choreography. Influenced by John Cage, they created dances that were startling in their simplicity and risk-taking. Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, David Gordon, Deborah Hay, Elaine Summers and Lucinda Childs were all part of this group. Most of them had […]