Twyla Tharp has assembled a new company of 12 dancers to celebrate her 50th anniversary as one of the most inventive and innovative choreographers in the history of American dance. She turns her decades of experience into living proof that she remains among the century’s most treasured artists with an evening of classic and new work. The program begins with Preludes and Fugues (2015), set to music from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier; and closes with Tharp’s beloved Nine Sinatra Songs (1982) with music by Frank Sinatra and glittering costumes by Oscar de la Renta. Both unmistakably display Tharp’s mastery of technique and imagination.
"...breathtaking outpouring of dance wit and poetic bravura." – The New York Times
“…unmistakably the work of a master, compendiums of what Tharp has learned and discovered over the decades about dance and making dances.” – The New York Times
This engagement of Twyla Tharp is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
McCarter Live at the Library
Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday, February 28
Noon – 1PM
Twyla Tharp Dance Company Manager Alexander Brady, a former Tharp dancer, and McCarter Special Programming Director William Lockwood will discuss the program marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the legendary choreographer’s troupe prior to the evening performance at McCarter Theatre Center. The panelists will discuss the recent work “Preludes and Fugues,” set to music from Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” and the beloved 1982 masterwork “Nine Sinatra Songs,” featuring music by Frank Sinatra and costumes by Oscar de la Renta.
This free event will take place at 12pm in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room (on the first floor adjacent to the Library Café). The Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ.