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Twyla Tharp

50th Anniversary Tour

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 PM

At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

$25-$55, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under
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CONCESSION SERVICES: Concessions will be sold in the Grand Lobby from 6-7:30 p.m. and during intermission.
These are unmistakably the work of a master. There is so much in them: so much variety, so much life.
—The New York Times

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 Preludes and Fugues, which is set to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit and humanity. Preludes and Fugues will be paired with one of Tharp's most popular classic works, Nine Sinatra Songs.
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.

Supported in part by a gift from Constance Cedras


Advance program notes are provided online for our patrons who like to read about performances ahead of time. Printed programs will be provided to patrons at the performances. Programs are subject to change. View advance program notes here.


Learn more about Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour in our 2016-2017 Learning Guide .


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Dance, contemporary | Timeless

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.

Photos by Ruven Afanador

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Twyla Tharp
50th Anniversary Tour

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 PM


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Twyla Tharp,  50th Anniversary Tour

Something Timeless

Time-honored classics are always in style. The eternal and influential sights and sounds of these performances speak to all of us and transcend space and time.


All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted.