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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 Hair (1979), Amadeus (1984) and Great Performances: Dance in America (1976). See full bio »

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

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Hair Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
Amadeus Miscellaneous Crew
(1984)
(1976-1985)
The Catherine Wheel Miscellaneous Crew
(1982)

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 1994 I'll Do Anything (choreographer)
 1985 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Baryshnikov by Tharp (1985) ... (choreographer)
 1985 White Nights (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)
 1973 Camera Three (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Big Pieces (1973) ... (choreographer)
 1965 Tank Dive: Excerpts (choreographer)
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She choreographed the ballet, "As Time Goes By," in the Joffrey Ballet company production at the City Center in New York City. Franz Josef Haydn was composer. Jennifer Tipton was lighting designer. Chester Weinberg was costume designer. Harry Berg was choreographer's assistant. Seymour Lipkin was conductor. See more »

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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 »

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Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Choreographer for "Movin' Out," a production for which she also received a Best Director (Musical) nomination. See more »

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Cancer

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