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Twyla Tharp


Twyla Tharp was born on July 1, 1941 in Portland, Indiana, USA. She is known for her work on Amadeus (1984), Hair (1979) and The Catherine Wheel (1982). See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amadeus
Amadeus Miscellaneous Crew
(1984)
Hair
Hair Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
The Catherine Wheel
The Catherine Wheel Miscellaneous Crew
(1982)
Ragtime
Ragtime Miscellaneous Crew
(1981)

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 1994 I'll Do Anything (choreographer)
 1985 White Nights (choreographer)
 1985 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Baryshnikov by Tharp (1985) ... (choreographer)
 1984 Amadeus (choreography) / (opera staging by)
 1982 The Catherine Wheel (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1981 Ragtime (choreographer)
 1981 Dance and Dancers (TV Series documentary) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Twyla Tharp: Confessions of a Cornermaker (1981) ... (choreographer)
 1979 Hair (choreographer)
 1965 Tank Dive: Excerpts (choreographer)
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Other Works:

: Directed and choreographed "Movin' Out" musical by Billy Joel (Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA). See more »

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Personal Quote:

In every good work of art there is a huge story, whether it is a Matisse cutout at the end his life or a portrait at the beginning. The story has to do with guts and vitality. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for choreographing American Ballet Theatre's production of In The Upper Room. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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