Tuesday, February 7, 2017

'Twyla Tharp' will be at the Times Union very soon

Update: February 21, 2017.  Due to unforeseen circumstances the Twyla Tharp show has been cancelled.  Please call the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts if you have further questions.

Coming to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for one performance only, “Twyla Tharp” –one of the century’s most treasured artists –continues to celebrate her 50th anniversary of groundbreaking creativity and dance making with an evening of classic and new work.

The program begins with Preludes and Fugues (2015), a work for twelve set to J.S. Bach’s encyclopedic score for piano, the “Well-Tempered Clavier.”  The dance radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit, humanity and rigor as dancers move through duets, trios, and ensembles.  Closing the program is Tharp’s beloved Nine Sinatra Songs from 1982 with music by Frank Sinatra and glittering costumes by Oscar de la Renta.

The work presents a glamorous portrait of seven couples that traces the arc of romantic relationships.  The dancers swing, swirl, tango and cha-cha through a ballroom, displaying Tharp’s mastery of technique and imagination.

Twyla Tharp
DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: start at $32.50, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing groupsales@fscj.edu.

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