Basilica 2016 Season Soft Opening
Thursday, March 31 at 7PM in the North Hall


FREE and open to the public.
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On the heels of her dance company’s 50th anniversary season, hear celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp speak about her life’s work as a jumping off point for her recent book, The Creative Habit.

Over the course of her career, which spans five decades, she has received numerous awards for work that expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dance, including one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, and many more. Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 160 works and continues to create.

The Creative Habit will be available for purchase, and Twyla will do a signing after her talk. Books will be provided by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller, in cooperation with the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

Pathways to Dance is an annual eight-county Capital Region initiative, in concert with Manhattan’s Joyce Theater, designed to support new dance creation and presentation.

This event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Funding support is also provided by the NYS DanceForce and the collaborating venues in the Pathways to Dance initiative.



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Twyla Tharp, 2008 by Marc Van Borstel.