Thursday, May 21, 2009

Push Comes to Shove: Twyla Tharp's Autobiography


Push Comes to Shove

There are some inalienable truths in dance. One of these truths is that Twyla Tharp is awesome. Twyla Tharp has done it all. She has choreographed for modern companies, ballet company, Broadway shows, and movies not to mention awards in most of those arenas. She accomplished all of this through her internal drive and work ethic. I think that she truly is an inspiration for aspiring dancers and choreographers especially in this day and age. She is relentless.

As for the book, the book is hilarious and well written. It also puts into context the woman behind the choreography. She holds no punches and admits many of her own faults without sounding

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