Twyla Tharp News

Date of Birth: July 01, 1941 (74)
Birth Place: Portland, IN, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Miami City Ballet Brings SERENADE and More to Lincoln CenterPhoto Flash: Miami City Ballet Brings SERENADE and More to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation presented the long-awaited Lincoln Center debut of the internationally lauded Miami City Ballet under the artistic direction of former New York City Ballet principal dancer Lourdes Lopez, from April 13-17 at the David H. Koch Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the engagement below! (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th SeasonHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016–17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, The Moving Beauty Series to Present THE CO-OPWilliamsburg Movement & Arts Center, The Moving Beauty Series to Present THE CO-OP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center and The Moving Beauty Series present THE CO-OP: 6 dancers plus 4 choreographers creating 1 beautiful show, this weekend, April 15th-17th, 2016 at 8:00 PM, at Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center in Brooklyn. (more...)

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Bryn Cohn + Artists to Present HOME at Gibney Dance Center, 6/16-18BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Bryn Cohn + Artists to Present HOME at Gibney Dance Center, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present HOME in a collaborative evening at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Gibney Dance Center NYC, from June 16-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced sales online and $20 at the door. They will be available in late April at www.gibneydance.org/calendar/ or by calling the Gibney Dance Center box office at 646.837.6809. (more...)

Hubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & MoreHubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016-17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/11/2016 - Ken Howard, Galas All Around!Broadway AM Report, 4/11/2016 - Ken Howard, Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 11, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SAG-AFTRA remembers Ken Howard, and galas, galas, galas! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 10, 2016 - Sunday, April 10, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Present New Work at the Joyce Theater This SummerTony Award Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Present New Work at the Joyce Theater This Summer
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

According to The New York Times, Tony Award winning choreographer Twyla Tharp will present her latest work this summer at the Joyce Theater. The work is currently untitled and is 'a dramatic piece set to a late Beethoven quartet.' Ms. Tharp is currently the artist in residence at the theatre.  (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 SeasonPacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and corps de ballet dancer Jessika Anspach have announced that Ms. Anspach will retire at the end of PNB's 2015-2016 season. A true “PNB baby,” Ms. Anspach literally grew up dancing at PNB over 26 years, first in classes at PNB School and then with the Company. She took her first PNB School Creative Movement dance class at the age of five in 1990, joined the company as an apprentice in 2004 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2005. (more...)

Charlotte Ballet Welcomes New Artistic DirectorCharlotte Ballet Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

?Charlotte Ballet board of trustees selected Hope Muir, currently the assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet, as Charlotte Ballet's new artistic director. Muir's appointment is effective July 2017. Over the next year she will work closely with the board of trustees and staff in preparation for the 2017/2018 Season, her first as artistic director. (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces Tribute Performance to David Bowie and QueenWashington Ballet Announces Tribute Performance to David Bowie and Queen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

 The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents a full-throttle evening of entertainment that combines the artistry and beauty of dance with the power of the world's most innovative popular rock icons who defined an epoch and became fixtures in American pop culture -David Bowie and Queen. The performance features two company premieres: Trey McIntyre's Mercury Half-Life and Edwaard Liang's Dancing in the Street, and includes a live electric violin performance by S&R Foundation's Artist-in-Residence, Machiko Ozawa.    (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Honorees for 7th Annual Disruptive Innovation AwardsTribeca Film Festival Announces Honorees for 7th Annual Disruptive Innovation Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the honorees for its seventh annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Slated for Van Wezel's 2016-17 Broadway Season; Classical & Dance Series Also SetKINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Slated for Van Wezel's 2016-17 Broadway Season; Classical & Dance Series Also Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

As one season draws to an end, another phenomenal one must begin! The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is elated to announce its 2016-2017 Broadway, Dance and Classical series.  (more...)

BWW Review: LUIGI and Francis J. Roach Bring Out a Standing Room ONLY Crowd in NYC Celebrating Jazz Master LUIGI at Manhattan Movement & Arts CenterBWW Review: LUIGI and Francis J. Roach Bring Out a Standing Room ONLY Crowd in NYC Celebrating Jazz Master LUIGI at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
by Marina Kamen - Mar 24, 2016

Luigi's partner Francis J. Roach pulled together an audience with a 'who's who' of Musical Theatre Performers spanning decades. The house was filled with joy and fabulous feelings for all who had the privilege to experience this great Master of Jazz Dance. This particular evening was also filled with fresh young talent that will forever help to carry the torch paying forward the Luigi Jazz Dance technique. (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This JuneHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein). Directed by Trevor Hay, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN plays one night only, Monday, June 6 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardCamille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

BWW Feature: Girl Power! Before Waitress' Debut, Check Out Amazing Female-Driven Broadway TeamsBWW Feature: Girl Power! Before Waitress' Debut, Check Out Amazing Female-Driven Broadway Teams
by Alexa Spiegel - Mar 20, 2016

WAITRESS, which begins performances at the Brooks Atkinson on March 25th, is making history! It will be the first show in Broadway history to have four top creative spots in a show filled by four separate women. The team includes music and lyrics by Sara Barellies, book by Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarrom and direction by Diane Paulus. While this is definitely a landmark, other Broadway shows have had a significant number of female creatives, or a completely female creative team - driven by one person! So embrace your inner girl power, and celebrate the amazing female driven shows that came before! (more...)

Prima Ballerina Leanne Benjamin Returns Home to Australian HonoursPrima Ballerina Leanne Benjamin Returns Home to Australian Honours
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

?More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia's most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). (more...)

Washington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic DirectorWashington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon The Washington Ballet Board of Directors selected Julie Kent, retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and artistic director of the ABT Summer Intensive program, as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) effective, July 1, 2016.  (more...)

Ballerina Leanne Benjamin to be Appointed Member of the Order of AustraliaBallerina Leanne Benjamin to be Appointed Member of the Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia's most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). (more...)

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