But so it was with Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp
was billed as the star attraction at this week's Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale and she did not disappoint yesterday, topping the opening day's trade when selling for 1.7 million guineas to Nicolas de Watrigant of Mandore International.
They must perform gravity-defying and downright dangerous moves on a nightly basis, all while they are infused with Twyla Tharp
's distinctive and engaging creative energy.
In marked contrast to Jerome Robbins, who could be a beast, or Twyla Tharp
, who can be a pill, Taylor exudes an affability and a vulnerability that seem to get the best out of his company.
's In the Upper Room (1986) is a highly energetic piece performed to a specially commissioned score by Philip Glass.
Bean in the god-awful movie Cadence, while maverick choreographer Twyla Tharp
is assembling a maverick repertory company made up of maverick dancers from all 50 states.
Before Twyla Tharp
choreographed highly technical and propulsive ballets like In the Upper Room, she made a slew of dances with a minimalist edge.
's blockbuster price pushed turnover to just short of 11 million guineas, compared with 10,577,000gns last year and the clearance rate was running at 84 per cent, considerably higher than previous years.
THE DAMS of ten Group 1 winners will feature at the Tattersalls December breedingstock sales, among them the Lady Lloyd-Webber-owned Sadler's Wells mare Twyla Tharp
, whose daughter The Fugue won this year's Nassau Stakes.
may be the last choreographer you'd think would make a ballet based on a fairy tale.
As a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is director of the dance department, I have listened to the wonderful, insightful advice that she offers from many years of dancing with Twyla Tharp
and making her own work.
, another entered at Royal Ascot at York, won the nine-furlong fillies' maiden in equally impressive fashion.