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We were talking about Twyla Tharp in another thread, and then I found this video of Charlie Hodges, a wonderful dancer in her repertory, giving a Ted Talk about failure.  No dance footage, alas (and he'd just had hip replacement surgery) but a treat to hear him talk about his life in dance nonetheless.

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15 hours ago, sandik said:

We were talking about Twyla Tharp in another thread, and then I found this video of Charlie Hodges, a wonderful dancer in her repertory, giving a Ted Talk about failure.  No dance footage, alas (and he'd just had hip replacement surgery) but a treat to hear him talk about his life in dance nonetheless.

Who wouldn't want to know which company wrote this letter? [3:20 into the talk]
"We regret to inform you we have absolutely no use for a body like yours in our company."

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I know -- it's a mystery to me why someone didn't grab him.  But the part that made me the most wistful was his comments on preparing for Theme and Variations -- I really wish I had seen his performance in that.

 

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