American Masters

The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

Clip: 03/26/2021 | 1m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

Archival footage shows one of Twyla Tharp's dances in Central Park amongst football games, bicyclists, police on horseback, and picnickers. The location made it impossible to have a separation between audience members and performers. And Tharp learned some valuable things about choreography and distance from the experience.

Aired: 03/26/21

Rating: NR

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