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Twyla Tharp on Her Troupe’s 50th Anniversary, Muscle Memory, and Finding Dancers With Personality

At 74, choreographer Twyla Tharp is overdue for a breather. Over a 50-year career, she's continually evolved, making dances that blend the rigor and technique of ballet, the loose insouciance of jazz, the unpretentiousness of pedestrian movement, and her own razor-sharp wit into a style that's wholly her own yet... More »
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LGBT / Gay : Project Q

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United States / Chicago : A/C

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Celebrating Twyla Tharp’s 50th year of dancing and dance-making

Music / Rock & Pop : Sun Times: Music

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Arts : Culture Monster

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