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Interview with Twyla Tharp

Author: Twyla Tharp; Don McDonagh; Joseph and Ida Liskin Foundation.
Publisher: 1974.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disc 1 (ca. 65 min.). [Begins abruptly.] Twyla Tharp speaks with Don McDonagh about the recent London tour of her company [Twyla Tharp and Dancers] to film certain works for ITV, including Eight jelly rolls, and to perform live; the company's rehearsals in London; the publicity for the tour; Frederick Ashton's favorable opinion of the performance; the films made for ITV; the company's live performances, including
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Named Person: Twyla Tharp
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Twyla Tharp; Don McDonagh; Joseph and Ida Liskin Foundation.
OCLC Number: 261134991
Notes: Interview with Twyla Tharp conducted by Don McDonagh on June 9, 1974 in New York City.
Sound quality is fair. The speakers' voices are periodically distorted in the first part of the recording.
Description: 2 sound discs (ca. 77 min.): digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Disc 1 (ca. 65 min.). [Begins abruptly.] Twyla Tharp speaks with Don McDonagh about the recent London tour of her company [Twyla Tharp and Dancers] to film certain works for ITV, including Eight jelly rolls, and to perform live; the company's rehearsals in London; the publicity for the tour; Frederick Ashton's favorable opinion of the performance; the films made for ITV; the company's live performances, including the critical reception; the strain on the company of performing for nine consecutive nights; financial aspects of the tour; her plans regarding teaching, in particular the classes she plans to offer; her reasons for not maintaining a repertory; reasons she does not wish at this time to accept commissions for other companies; reasons for and conditions under which she would choreograph for New York City Ballet [short gap]; her current interest in using a Bach composition as a dance score; her feelings about her son, in particular regarding the effect on her work of having a child; her tendency to reject instruction in favor of self-help; her parents' self-reliance; her feelings about how her personality came across in a filmed interview; the relationship of personality and professional success, for example in the cases of George Balanchine and Frederick Ashton; discussion in general terms of Ashton's choreography and Balanchine's choreography; her difficulty in finding compatible musicians; the composers Steve Reich and Terry Reilly. [Ends abruptly.]

Disc 2 (ca. 12 min.). [Begins abruptly.] Twyla Tharp speaks with Don McDonagh about the concept of returning to basics - "square one" - in dance and in music; her physical condition; other personal matters relating to her sister and to Tharp's son, Jesse.

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