Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn't slowing down. Next question?
NEW YORK – The new PBS documentary on dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is called “Twyla Moves.” In retrospect, that sounds a bit weak. AdGiven all that, it would seem obvious that something like a global pandemic wouldn't force Tharp off course, or keep her on the sofa binge-watching Netflix. Tharp explains it simply: "Part of the adventure for me has always been a physical challenge." In one old clip, TV host Dick Cavett asks Tharp what she does to relax after a long period of work. Tharp didn’t want the film, directed by Steven Cantor and part of the American Masters series, to feel like a biography.
Encore Houston, Episode 154: KINETIC – Houston Public Media
On this episode of Encore Houston, we share two concerts by KINETIC from their current season. Both were aired in November 2020 as livestreamed concerts due to the pandemic, featuring several contemporary works for strings as well as music by Richard Strauss and Philip Glass. Music in this episode:CAROLINE SHAW: Limestone and FeltPAUL NOVAK: A String Quartet is Like a Flock of Birds (World Premiere)RICHARD STRAUSS: Metamorphosen Samuel Park, violin Jacob Schafer, violin Sebastian Stefanovic, viola Sergein Yap, viola David Olson, cello Bree Ahern, cello Mas Podgorny, bassPerformance date: 11/1/2020SHAW: Entr’acteCALEB BURHANS: ContritusPHILIP GLASS: String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima” Samuel Park, violin Nathan Lowry, violin Sebastian Stefanovic, viola Bree Ahern, celloPerformance date: 11/29/2020Originally aired: 1/16/2021New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.houstonpublicmedia.org