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Tharp, Twyla

Overview
Works: 952 works in 1,309 publications in 7 languages and 12,408 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Autobiographies  History  Televised dance 
Roles: Author, Choreographer, Director, Dancer, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Other, Performer, Interviewee, Contributor, Speaker, Recipient, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The creative habit : learn it and use it for life : a practical guide by Twyla Tharp( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it's within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. All it takes is the willingness to make creativity a habit, an integral part of your life: In order to be creative, you have to know how to prepare to be creative. In The Creative Habit, Tharp takes the lessons she has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career and shares them with you, whatever creative impulses you follow-whether you are a painter, composer, writer, director, choreographer, or for that matter, a businessperson working on a deal, a chef developing a new dish, a mother wanting her child to see the world anew. When Tharp is at a creative dead end, she relies on a lifetime of exercises to help her get out of the rut, and the Creative Habit contains more than thirty of them to ease the fears of anyone facing a blank beginning and to open the mind to new possibilities. Tharp's exercises are practical and immediately doable-for the novice or expert. In Where's Your Pencil? she reminds us to observe the world-and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she provides the simplest of mental games to restore order and peace. In Do a Verb, she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In Build a Bridge to the Next Day, she shows how to clean your cluttered mind overnight. To Tharp, sustained creativity begins with rituals, self-knowledge, harnessing your memories, and organizing your materials (so no insight is ever lost). Along the way she leads you by the hand through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts into productive grooves. In her creative realm, optimism rules. An empty room, a bare desk, a blank canvas can be energizing, not demoralizing. And in this inventive, encouraging book, Twyla Tharp shows us how to take a deep breath and begin!
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hair by Galt MacDermot( Visual )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie "happening" in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate with shocking consequences
White nights by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian ballet dancer who defected from the Soviet Union years ago, finds himself back in the motherland--trapped--thanks to an emergency airplane landing. The Soviets do not imprison him, however; they hope to score a propaganda victory by 'persuading' him to become Russian again. That is why he is sent to Siberia, to Raymond Greenwood and his Russian wife Darya. Greenwood is an American tap dancer who defected to Russia in opposition to the Vietnam War. Nikolai makes Raymond realize how limited his life is in the USSR, and together they hatch a plan to evade their KGB minders, escape to the American Embassy and eventually the US
The Catherine wheel by Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation( Visual )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary choreographic vision of the modern world and modern life taking the martyrdom of Saint Catherine on the wheel as a point of departure. The filmed performance is preceded by an introductory interview with Twyla Tharp and leading members of the troupe
Baryshnikov by Tharp( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three ballets choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Baryshnikov by Tharp by Mikhail Baryshnikov( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three works choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp: Making Television Dance( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration by one of America's most eminent choreographer/dancers, Twyla Tharp, of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. By utilizing the almost infinite creative genius and vitality of the dancer{u2019}s art and the possibilities presented by television{u2019}s highly sophisticated science, Twyla Tharp has produced a fusion of the two-a creation which is both television and dance carried to the highest degree. The freedom allowed by video techniques and the creatively provided by Twyla Tharp{u2019}s choreography complement one another perfectly, and make possible an exciting and innovative dance/video work
Movin' out : vocal selections by Billy Joel( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of the Piano Man is now playing on the Great White Way! An innovative new "dancical," this Broadway show choreographed, directed and conceived by the legendary Twyla Tharpe is based on Billy Joel songs and follows six friends through two turbulent decades. Our vocal selections folio features fabulous full-page photos from the show and 20 Joel classics, including: Big Shot * Just the Way You Are * Keeping the Faith * The Longest Time * Movin' Out * Only the Good Die Young *
Dancing( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eight part series explores dance as of form of communication and expression in a variety of cultural contexts. Examples span the spectrum from staged ballet dancing to urban street dance to traditional myth and ritual. Filmed on location on 5 continents, this production took six years to make. Includes archival film footage
Glassworks by Philip Glass( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amadeus( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1781, Vienna. Court composer Antonio Salieri believes that Mozart's music is divine. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. But he is unable to understand why God favored Mozart who is such a vulgar, bawdy and impish creature, to be his instrument. Salieri goes mad with envy and has made himself an enemy of God. He is set to take revenge and plots to destroy Mozart by any means necessary
Dancing : the individual and tradition( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical overview of modern dance with narration from Twyla Tharp
Come fly away : a new musical : vocal selections by Frank Sinatra( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of women( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third of three programs in a series that tells the story of women in the 20th century--how they lived, loved, worked, played, and changed the course of American history. This program explores the changing concepts of "ideal beauty" and how women see themselves. Presents the changing image of women in movies and on television, and in music, dance, and art. With comments by Roseanne Arnold, Carol Burnett, Twyla Tharp, and Maya Angelou
The complete score from the Broadway production of "The Catherine wheel" by David Byrne( Recording )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang yi shi yi zhong xi guan by Pu Sha( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American movie musicals : Hair ; De-Lovely ; A Chorus Line( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hair: Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie "happening" in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate ... with shocking consequences. De-Lovely: A musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter. The film imagines Porter looking back on his life as a stage show, with past memories taking shape as numbers in an elaborate and elegant musical accompanied by his songs. His personal history is illustrated by these performances, especially the complicated relationship with his wife, wealthy socialite Linda Lee Porter, who is shown as being the main inspiration for his work despite his extramarital affairs. A chorus line: In preparation for a Broadway musical, a group of aspiring stage performers is put through their paces by a veteran stage director using some singular techniques
Amadeus, director's cut by Miloš Forman( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Who you staring at? by Glenn Branca( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Split LP, one side each for Glenn Branca and poet John Giorno
 
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The creative habit : learn it and use it for life : a practical guide
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AmadeusMovin' out : vocal selectionsAmadeusCome fly away : a new musical : vocal selectionsA century of womenAmadeus, director's cutHowling near heaven : Twyla Tharp and the reinvention of modern dance
Alternative Names
T・サープ

Twyala Tharpeya she is a girl who can speak chinese

Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp Ameerika Ühendriikide koreograaf

Twyla Tharp americká choreografka

Twyla Tharp Amerikaans choreografe

Twyla Tharp coregrafă americană

Twyla Tharp coreógrafa estadounidense

Twyla Tharp coreògrafa estatunidenca

Twyla Tharp danseuse et chorégraphe

Twyla Tharp danzatrice e coreografa statunitense

Twyla Tharp US-amerikanische Choreografin und Ballettmeisterin

Тарп, Твайла

טווילה תארפ כוריאוגרפית אמריקאית

تويلا ثارب

تويلا ثارب مصممة رقص أمريكية

타프, 트와일라 1941-

트와일라 사프 미국의 안무가

트와일라 타프 1941-

サープ, トワイラ

崔拉·夏普

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