Thursday, November 27, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Twyla Tharp is a well-known choreographer.  She has written a book called The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life.  She describes it as a practical guide.  I have read it, and indeed it is.  I cannot recommend it enough.

Today I ran across a link to a YouTube interview with her.  It’s only a few minutes long but I found it a good listen.  And it is so wonderful actually to hear her speak.  Go here to listen to it. 

This link is at a blog called “43 Folders”, which is a blog about creativity written by Merlin Mann.  While I was there I went to another of his posts. It is called “Driving Around the Buffalo.” Here he talks about his own dark night of the soul and the irony of a blogger who tries to help to help others in their creative journey now finding himself in that awful dark place of not being able to be creative.

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"Twyla Tharp on Creativity and Mistakes" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 27, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Rachel said...

My roommate bought Twyla Tharp's book last year after a professor recommended it to us- maybe it's time I asked to borrow it?

Peg in South Carolina said...

Rachel, yes, I think it is time to borrow it!

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

I was looking for articles on weaving when your blog with Twyla came up. It's the funniest thing, but I just put this very same clip of her interview on my dance blog a day or two ago.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Lady Arwen, that is intriguing!