Mark Seliger

Twyla Tharp

Tue Feb 13 - Sun Feb 25

With boundary-breaking creative vision, revolutionary choreographer Twyla Tharp continues to expand her artistic range with two world premieres at The Joyce Theater. Composer Simeon ten Holt’s signature minimalist style intermingles with Vivaldi’s Baroque scores in The Ballet Master,  a new work characterized by technical precision and joyful ease. In Brel, an homage to the Belgian vocalist Jacques Brel, Tharp's command of wit and musicality shine in this new solo work. Her company, Twyla Tharp Dance, also offers a revival of Ocean’s Motion (1975), featuring music by rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry. The star-studded cast includes Gibney Company's Miriam Gittens and Jake Tribus, L.A. Dance Project's Daisy Jacobson, American Ballet Theatre's Cassandra Trenary, New York City Ballet's Daniel Ulbricht, and longtime collaborators Skye Mattox, John Selya, and Reed Tankersley, with guest performances by Herman Cornejo. Unpredictable and dynamic, Tharp’s creations solidify her place as one of the century’s most innovative choreographers. 

Digital Program

Special Performances


Curtain Chat: Wed, Feb 14

Family Matinee: Sat, Feb 17 at 2pm


Run Time

Approx. 1 hour and 20 mins


Program and Cast


Dancers: Miriam Gittens, Daisy Jacobson, Skye Mattox, Reed Tankersley, Jake Tribus


Dancers: Herman Cornejo*, alternating with Daniel Ulbricht


Dancers: Miriam Gittens, Daisy Jacobson, John Selya, Reed Tankersley, Jake Tribus, Cassandra Trenary, Daniel Ulbricht

*Herman Cornejo Performance Dates
Tuesday, Feb 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, Feb 15 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 17 at 8:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 20, at 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb 25 at 2:00pm

Funding Credits

Underwriting support for The Joyce's presentation of Twyla Tharp Dance provided by Saul & Mary Sanders. Additional support provided by Jane E. Goldberg. Commissioning support provided, in part, by The Joyce Theater Foundation's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New York.