For the last fifty years Twyla Tharp ‘63 has and continues to use moving image technology as a tool in her dance-making process. She has also created screen specific choreography for groundbreaking movies such as Hair, Ragtime, Amadeus and White Nights. Her television credits include the award-winning Making Television Dance for PBS and The Catherine Wheel, which she both choreographed and directed for the BBC as well as “Baryshnikov by Tharp” for which she won two Primetime Emmy awards. Since the 1960s, Tharp has used moving image technology to document her creative process, assembling an archive of over 4,000 hours that records not only her work as a choreographer but also her evolving physicality as a dance artist. Tharp will join Kathryn Kolbert, co-founder of the Athena Film Festival, for a conversation and will share clips from her career.
Date: Friday, February 6th, 6:00PM
Location: Diana Center Event Oval, LL100