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Twyla Tharp

ADF 8: Opening Night (2) and Closing

Lightsey Darst | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

I love dancers' parties. The floor's full and no one's drunk, with every style and move you can think of unleashed, celebrated, spun, from electric boogaloo to sixties go-go to glam jazz to the running man.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

Stranded at Judson Memorial Church With Eckert + SorensenJolink

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

What would you do should you one day find yourself stuck with a member of the opposite sex on a raft floating out at sea, with no visible rations or other means of survival?

Dance and Love (Part 1 of 3)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

What held me was how this passage linked dance, which I knew and loved, with sex, which as a good little girl, I feared. It proposed passion as a natural outgrowth of dance; it linked the ecstasy I knew with the one I didn't. It was a sign -- for a long time, one of a very few -- that I would cross with pleasure into my adult body.

How To Manifest Your Creative Impulse

Amy Neumann | Posted 08.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Neumann

How can we manifest the creative impulse we feel? Too often a creative drive that we experience can spark but then fizzle out because of our lack of confidence.

Celebrating the Joffrey Ballet

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-03-29-Screenshot20120329at10.10.20AM.jpgBallet fans will want to get their hands on Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, a thrilling new documentary.

Come Fly Away, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California

James Scarborough | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

Showing what happens (lucky you) when you get caught between the moon and New York City, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, her terpsichorean celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra, swept into Segerstrom Hall.

City Center: A Remarkable History

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The ghosts of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey and too many others to name are hopefully still in residence, inspiring a new generation of artists to create great works.

What Is Art? Famous Artists Respond

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

For centuries we have wondered, what is art? Many nights we've tossed and turned pondering this unsolvable question. And now, HuffPost Arts is here to...

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Off the Past

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Spider-Man exemplifies a larger story -- the transformation of the Great White Way from a collection of buildings dedicated to advancing the art of theater to nothing less than a Broadway theme park.

The Tony Nominees: A

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This year's contenders for Broadway's biggest prize include accomplished veterans, bright-eyed newbies, and a smattering of Hollywood superstars (Jude...

The Most Culturally Radical Show on TV (and Sometimes One of the Cheesiest) is on Fox

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

When I want to spend an hour or two with the most culturally radical show on TV--a multi-racial, multi-cultural program where race, gender and sexual orientation truly don't seem to matter--I watch "So You Think You Can Dance".

Forty Years On, Frank Sinatra's Great Lost Album Finally Surfaces

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

It's been almost a dozen years since Frank Sinatra, the singer, actor and entertainer, breathed his last. But while Ol' Blue Eyes may be copping the eternal nod, the Frank Sinatra industry is alive, well and ring-a-ding dinging.

Stage Door: Come Fly Away, In The Heat of the Night

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Come Fly Away is a heady brew that marries the lush music and signature songs of Frank Sinatra to Twyla Tharp's striking choreography.

Culture Zohn: Not Your (Grand)father's Sinatra

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-03-26-outsidepull.jpg If you grew up dancing in the living room to Sinatra like I did, maybe you would understand just how much I anticipated seeing Twyla Tharp's new dance hybrid Come Fly Away.

First Nighter: Come Fly Away, Twyla Tharp's Frank Sinatra Tribute, Flies But Doesn't Absolutely Soar

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Give a welcome to Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away at the Marquis Theatre, which, while an entertaining opus, isn't Movin' Out caliber.

Where Are the Arts Important?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

We ignore the power and potency of the arts if we assume that the only important work is happening in the big Northeast or West Coast cities.

Writing With Twyla Tharp: I Collaborated With A Genius -- And Survived

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

When you're in a room with Twyla Tharp, it's hard to notice anything else. As her dancers know, a "very nice" from Tharp is a bit more meaningful than it is from almost anyone else.

A Twyla Tharp Sinatra Musical Premiering This Fall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — American musical theater's latest collaborators – Twyla Tharp and Frank Sinatra. Atlanta's Alliance Theatre says it will prese...

Dancing With the Stars Needs to Do Something Other than Add Social Dances and a Non-Ballroom Judge to Spice Up the Show

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

Is it just me or is this the most boring season thus far of Dancing With the Stars?

"I'm Not There" Director Todd Haynes Dishes On Dylan

Huffington Post | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Todd Haynes has much to be thankful for this holiday season. Boosted by gushy reviews and positive film fest receptions, I'm Not There, the indie dire...