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Dance

Twyla Tharp’s Top 10 Tunes in 50 Years of Dance

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At age 74, choreographer Twyla Tharp is touring around the United States on her 50th-anniversary tour with Twyla Tharp Dance. She is perhaps the most widely-recognized name in modern dance because of the incredible impact she has had in the field over five decades. Tharp reflected on her 50 years as a professional dancer and shared ten of the pieces of music that have inspired her most throughout her career.

5 Women on Being Modern Women in Dance

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The 9th Chicago Dancing Festival presented its first ever Modern Women program, highlighting the important contributions of women in dance both past and present: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Kate Weare, and Pam Tanowitz, Crystal Pite. I spoke with women from each of the five companies on the program about women’s roles in dance, both as dancers and as choreographers.