Twyla Moves

Twyla Moves

Interwoven with her storied career and prolific works, Twyla Moves sees legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp navigate her latest creative challenge: choreographing a dance for a world plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Including never-before-seen archival footage, audiences will also get to know Twyla from her earliest avant-garde performance art to her renowned musical collaborations with the likes of The Beach Boys, David Byrne, and Billy Joel.

Twyla Moves premieres nationwide on American Masters Friday, March 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS Video app and will be available to stream for a limited time following the premiere.

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Steven Cantor




Director: Steven Cantor
Producer: Steven Cantor, Jamie Schutz
Cinematographer: Jonathan Field
Editor: Lewis Rapkin
Principal Cast: Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov, David Byrne, Billy Joel, Herman Cornejo, Jesse Huot, Misty Copeland


David Koh
Public Film Contact
Hannah Lomele
Stick Figure
Publicity Contact
Jamie Schutz
Sales Agent
David Koh
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 82 mins