Fresh Air For April 8, 2021: Choreographer Twyla Tharp Hear the Fresh Air program for April 8, 2021

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Twyla Tharp, shown above at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2008, says the pandemic has impacted her body: "In terms of routine, discipline, just ordinary day-to-day activities — the body doesn't know itself at the moment." Marc von Borstel/PBS hide caption

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'Dance Can Give Community': Twyla Tharp On Choreographing Through Lockdown

Twyla Moves, a new documentary by PBS American Masters, tells the story of the legendary choreographer, who got her start performing on subway platforms and rooftops in the 1960s.

Twyla Tharp, shown above at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2008, says the pandemic has impacted her body: "In terms of routine, discipline, just ordinary day-to-day activities — the body doesn't know itself at the moment." Marc von Borstel/PBS hide caption

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Marc von Borstel/PBS

'Dance Can Give Community': Twyla Tharp On Choreographing Through Lockdown

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From WHYY in Philadelphia