Twyla Tharp started it 28 years ago when she blasted the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" through New York's City Center. Onstage, while Brian Wilson's voice whined sweetly, Tharp's pop spectacle by the Joffrey Ballet got under way. A tall and leggy ballerina performed regal promenades, turning coolly in space, while other dancers raced around her, performing jelly rolls and doing the frug. The contrast was as radical as... More >>>
First Dance: Tomasson supports the work of untested young choreographers.