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How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

Clip: 03/26/2021 | 1m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

Choreographer Twyla Tharp comes up with new dance ideas not by writing them down but by dancing them out first herself. Her process, as she shows here, is very physical.

Aired: 03/26/21

Rating: NR

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