Twyla Tharp Dance Celebrates 50 Years at Wharton Center – Nov. 3

East Lansing, MichiganOctober 30, 2015 – Praised as “Nonstop, fierce, bravura” and “Deli vered with mind – boggling stamina” by The New York Times , TWYLA THARP DANCE returns to Wharton Center to celebrate their 50th anniversary. TWYLA THARP DANCE , part of the Dance Series , will be featured on Tuesday, November 3 , 2015 in the Cobb Great Hall . Tic kets are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com , at the Auto – Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1 – 800 – WHARTON.

John Zorn , an American avant – garde composer, provides the vibrant introductory Fanfare for each act of the “50 th Anniversary in Dance” performance. The first act features Preludes and Fugues , which radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit and humani ty. The dance is set to J.S. Bach’s Well – Tempered Clavier . The wild and raucous humor th at Tharp locates in the jazz of Steve Bernstein and MSU alumnus Henry Butler runs rampant through Yowzie , featured in the second act of the show. Put simply by Ms. Tharp, “ Preludes and Fugues is the world as it ought to be, Yowzie as it is. The Fanfares ce lebrate both.”

With their immaculate technique and joy, Twyla Tharp’s fierce band of dancers brings the choreography to life. In each premiere, Tharp turns her decades of experience – dances for Hollywood films, television, and the Broadway stage – into l iving proof that time is her partner as she continues to deepen and expand the singular imagination which makes her one of the century’s most treasured artists.

An insight preview will be occuring before the performance at 6:45 p.m and an after chat will directly follow the performance .

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