Twyla Tharp Dance: Diamond Jubilee featuring Third Coast Percussion - Detroit Opera

Twyla Tharp celebrates her 60th anniversary with a Coast-to-Coast tour featuring her Olivier-nominated Diabelli Variations, set to Beethoven’s masterpiece of the same name. The first and only choreographer to take on the intensely demanding and demonically complex work, Tharp makes visible the elegant humor and depth of the composer’s layered genius.

The program also features a new work in collaboration with composer Philip Glass, their first since 1986. A reimagining of Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia score is augmented with new music and accompanied live by Chicago-based Third Coast Percussion, performed on a unique collection of custom-designed percussion instruments.

This groundbreaking evening is not one to be missed and is sure to dazzle audiences with its stellar dancing and phenomenal musicianship.

FAST FACTS

Run time: Approximately 1.5  to 2 hrs with one intermission

Artists

Twyla Tharp

Choreographer

Third Coast Percussion

Ensemble

Sponsors

Season Sponsor

William Davidson Foundation logo

FAST FACTS

Run time: Approximately 1.5  to 2 hrs with one intermission

Sponsors

Season Sponsor

William Davidson Foundation logo