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In an almost fifty year career in dance, Twyla Tharp has won dozens of awards and worked with hundreds of performers, ranging from Baryshnikov to Billy Joel. The choreographer recently spoke to USF Dance students and to members of USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has more.
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Choreographer Twyla Tharp says one of her major messages for students group like the USF Dance class she spoke to is “give up your dreams—find your purpose instead.” She also talks about what she gets out of her interaction with young people.
Michele Norris, Chair of USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, talks about the purpose of her group, as well as how they’re meeting the challenge of philanthropy in economically challenging times.
Eric Williams, a senior studying Dance at USF, was singled out by Twyla Tharp during her meeting with his class as someone she’d love to collaborate with because of his vision for the future of dance. He shared with us that vision, along with his feelings about being picked by Ms. Tharp.