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The Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art

Windmill( )
Editor: McMasters, Kelly
Connolly, Melissa
Managing editor: Dykeman, Nicole
Turetzky, Kira
Designed by: Dykeman, Nicole
Turetzky, Kira
Cover Design by: Turetzky, Kira
Kosik, Bear
Associate Editor: Sahli, Emily
Cueto, Chelsea
Clayton, Peta-Gay
Hwang, Rebekah
Oskowsky, Stephanie
O'Keefe, Katie
Fortunado, Kristen
Rickershauser, Kirsten
Consultant Editor: Merkin, Linda
Artist: Kosik, Bear
Heather, Alexandria
Nielsen, Rees
Lester, Betsy
Savage, Walter
Podimsky, Meghan
Hemmings, Kyle
Ostrowski, Steven
Contribution by: McPhee, John
Tharp, Twyla
Wong, Jane
Author: Whited, Heather
Trueblood, Elizabeth
Reddin, Gary
McDonald, Briana
Fleischer, Jeff
McGevna, Matthew
Wong, Jane
Busch, Akiko
Noble, Amanda
Green, Jaime
Skloot, Floyd
Benson, Amy
Cahn, Dori
Fitzgerald, Jen
Casey, Emily Arnason
Publication Date:Aug 2018
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / General
Author Biography
Whited, Heather (Editor)
Modern dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp was born in Portland, Indiana. As a child, Tharp was an accomplished musician, dancer, and athlete. In the early 1960s, she went to New York City to study dance, and she performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1963 to 1965. Then, in 1965, she formed her own small company, focusing her efforts on choreographing severe modern-dance works. As both a dancer and a choreographer, Tharp is noted for her ability to create dance with a popular appeal without losing integrity or depth. Although her first works were rather somber and highly structured in style, her later works have often captured a more whimsical note. Eight Jelly Rolls (1971), for example, delighted audiences with its dancing set to the jazz piano music of "Jelly Roll" Morton. Other enormously popular works include Coupe (1973), a piece set to music by the Beach Boys, and Push Comes to Shove (1976), which was choreographed for the ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov. In addition to creating works for her own company, Tharp has created commissioned pieces for a number of other dance companies, for films, and for nondancers in such other entertainment fields as ice-skating and sports. These works include Bach Partita (1984), created for American Ballet Theatre, When We Were Very Young (1980) and The Catherine Wheel (1983), created for Broadway, and dance numbers created for the films Hair (1979) and White Knights (1985). 020

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