American Masters

The time Twyla Tharp pushed David Byrne to his limits

Clip: 03/26/2021 | 2m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1981, Twyla Tharp commissioned David Byrne of the Talking Heads to write music for a Broadway show featuring Tharp's modern choreography. Not only did Tharp push the well-trained dancers to their limits, she pushed David Byrne, he says, more than anyone had before.

Aired: 03/26/21

Rating: NR

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