Twyla Tharp

I’ve been reading a biography of her and she’s kinda cool. She’s a dancer, and I like her because she kind of re-invented dance. I just read the book last week and what she did with dance was really cool.

She’s from America, from Indiana, brought up in California, moved to New York and formed her own dance company and was her own person. She just didn’t take anything for granted and kind of went for it. I’ve only seen her stuff on telly, though.

She’s just a brilliant person. Always questioning everything and obsessed with sincerity and originality. People like her that are dancing are great because she kind of allows herself to not know the answers to everything. She’s kind of looking for things. When you pretend you know it all, it’s downhill from there, really.

New Musical Express, 26 february 1994