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Tharp, Twyla

Works: 951 works in 1,293 publications in 7 languages and 12,314 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, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Recipient, Editor, Creator, Speaker
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 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, it is the product of preparation and effort, and it's within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. Here, 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.--From publisher description
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views the life and music of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the memories of an envious rival, Antonio Salieri
Hair by Galt MacDermot( Visual )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With exuberance, inventiveness and humor, Treat Williams and Beverly D'Angelo lead a cast of future stars in this film of one of Broadway's most popular musical phenomenons of all time
White nights by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 575 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 )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 446 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. When Twyla Tharp's The Catherine Wheel premiered on Broadway, it was described by Arlene Croce--dance critic for The New Yorker magazine--as "A major event in our theater," with "dancing of astonishing beauty and power." It was then completely refashioned by Tharp especially for television, with computer-generated figures, shadow-play, and reverse action - creating a wholly separate video version that has also met with overwhelming praise. The work is set to an original score written and performed by David Byrne of Talking Heads, and grew out of Tharp's fascination with Saint Catherine, the 4th-century martyr who was condemned to die on a spiked wheel. Preceded by rehearsal footage and an interview with Tharp and leading members of her dance troupe as they explain the theme and preparations for the production
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 )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 218 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 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glassworks by Philip Glass( Recording )

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

Dancing( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 158 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
Amadeus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 117 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
The Individual and tradition( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 105 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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of women( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third of three programs in a series on women in the twentieth century
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 69 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

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
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
Amadeus, director's cut( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum
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The creative habit : learn it and use it for life : a practical guide
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Twyla Tharp

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Тарп, Твайла

טווילה תארפ כוריאוגרפית אמריקאית

تويلا ثارب

تويلا ثارب مصممة رقص أمريكية

타프, 트와일라 1941-

트와일라 사프 미국의 안무가

트와일라 타프 1941-

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AmadeusMovin' out : vocal selectionsAmadeusCome fly away : a new musical : vocal selectionsA century of womenHowling near heaven : Twyla Tharp and the reinvention of modern danceThe collaborative habit : life lessons for working together