Award winning dancer, choreographer and best-selling author of The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp shares her secrets for creating and maintaining mental and physical agility in this accessible and intimate book.
Twyla Tharp's groundbreaking book The Creative Habit taught hundreds of thousands of readers to harness their creativity to improve their daily lives. In Forwardness, she applies the same profoundly revolutionary principles to give her readers a roadmap for a daily pursuit of health and wellness. Now seventy-four, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she creates for Broadway, the American Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet, and the Miami City Ballet but for her astounding regimen of exercise and engagement. Taking readers decade-by-decade through her life, Tharp shares the targeted methods, mindfulness habits, and specific exercises that she s developed for maintaining incredible fitness no matter her age. Readers will be inspired by how utterly present she has been in every moment of her life never dwelling on the future and her unwavering expectation for at least one miracle to happen each and every day. Tharp also opens up about the habits she s cultivated to navigate and overcome life s hurdles, and shares inspiring advice about perseverance and how to find the motivation to fully integrate fitness into your daily life.
In Forwardness, Tharp explores the variety of steps anyone can take to forestall the aging process, and more important, to convince one s own mind that it is truly only as old as it feels. Drawing on a variety of physical techniques, mental acuity exercises and spiritual tricks of the psyche, Forwardness will prove to be as innovative and novel as its creator.
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Twyla Tharp is an American choreographer and dancer, who has choreographed more than 135 dances in the last fifty years. When Tharp was twenty-three years old, she started her own dance company; Tharp went on to choreograph for several other companies including the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, and the Paris Opera Ballet. She has choreographed numerous films, including Hair and Amadeus, and her work has steadily appeared on Broadway since 1980. She is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. She lives in New York City and continues to choreograph and lecture around the world.
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