Twyla Tharp’s Two-Week, Three-Work Run at The Joyce Opens Feb. 13

L-R: Jake Tribus, John Selya, Daisy Jacobson, Twyla Tharp, Reed Tankersley, and Kaitlyn Gilliland. | Photo by Mark Seliger

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | If, after a serious dose of the latest dance technology—via February 9-12’s Dance on Camera festival—your idea of a good terpsichorean time still involves sharing a room with live dancers moving to music, get yourself to the Joyce Theater, where Twyla Tharp, now in her ninth decade and as sharp as ever, opens a two-week season on February 13. On the bill are two new works: A solo to music by Jacques Brel that will be danced alternately by ballet stars Herman Cornejo and Daniel Ulbrecht; and an ensemble piece to music by Simeon ten Holt and Vivaldi, populated by a group of seasoned dance artists. Filling out the program is Tharp’s 1975 hit Ocean’s Motion, to the music of Chuck Berry.

Joyce Theater presents the return of Twyla Tharp Dance from February 13-25. The performance schedule is as follows: Tues.-Wed. at 7:30pm; Thurs.-Fri. at 8pm; Sat. at 2pm & 8pm; Sun. at 2pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $12-$82 (including fees), can be purchased at, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: Ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Ave. at W. 19th Street. For more information, please visit To visit the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation’s website, click here.


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