Celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp is bringing her dance company’s 50th anniversary tour to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
Tickets are on sale here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.
The evening of new work begins with a vibrant introductory “Fanfare,” followed by “Preludes and Fugues,” set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier.” The evening’s final dance, “Yowzie,” is a humorous work set to a wild and jazzy score. With immaculate technique and joy, Tharp’s hand chosen and meticulously rehearsed group brings her choreography to life.
Since graduating from Barnard College in 1963, Tharp has choreographed more than 160 works: 129 dances, 12 television specials, six Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines. She has received a Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.
Tharp founded her dance company in 1965. Her dances are known for creativity, wit and technical precision coupled with a streetwise nonchalance. By combining different forms of movement – such as jazz, ballet, boxing and her own inventions –Tharp’s work expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dance.
The performance is supported by Chateau Development and the Lied Center’s Dance Circle: Cori S. Amend, Ryan Sothan, Priscilla C. Grew, Robert Hillestad and Steve Wake.
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