Thirdstream dance is more easily defined than traced.
Thirdstream dance is not just a crossover mix of the two predominant theater dance genres of the past century.
But not too many of these works, Tharp's apart, were genuine thirdstream ballets.
But I still stubbornly think thirdstream dance found its beginnings in The Hague, that staid capital of the Netherlands.
Its sweep and power, its use of classical technique underlayered with a modern dance spirit, made it a controversial template for thirdstream dance.
Her insider's knowledge of the music and backgrounds of African American composers and how their music and the music of contemporary jazz musicians often fuse to form thirdstream
music is of importance to general readers so that they can see relationships which are sometimes ignored in similar texts.
Nowadays, like Caesar's Gaul, American theater dance is divided into three parts: classical, modern, and all those thirdstream
currents in between.