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Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision

Clip: 03/26/2021 | 1m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

When choreographer Twyla Tharp arrived at Barnard College she was immediately disappointed with their dance offerings. So she directed her own dance studies using New York City as her classroom. In addition, a second concentration the college turned out to be "very valuable" for Tharp's career.

Aired: 03/26/21

Rating: NR

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