Dance Performance: Twyla Tharp: “50th Anniversary Tour”
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
General Public: $25.00-$55.00 depending on seat location
Students: $10.00
Children 18 & Under: $10.00

The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents the dance performance Twyla Tharp: “50th Anniversary Tour” on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Deepen and expand your imagination in this celebration of dance icon Twyla Tharp’s 50 years of dance, which features new work that premiered in 2015. In each piece, Tharp shows how her decades of experience—creating more than 161 dances for Hollywood films, television, the Broadway stage, ballets, and modern dance—makes her one of the century’s most treasured artists.

The double bill begins with a vibrant introductory Fanfare, followed by Preludes and Fugues, which is set to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit and humanity. The wild and raucous humor that Tharp finds in the jazz of Henry Butler and Steve Bernstein runs rampant through Yowzie, the second dance.

Tharp has received one 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. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Tickets are available at the Moss Arts Center Box Office in person Monday-Friday from 10 am - 6 pm and by phone at 540-231-5300.

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