Entitled "The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life," the 243-page hardback will be available in stores Oct. 10. In her tome, which is subtitled "A Practical Guide," the award-winning choreographer shares the knowledge she has gained from her many professional experiences. "The Creative Habit" shows, step by step, how to prepare to be creative and even offers more than two-dozen "creative-sparking exercises." "Creativity is not just for artists," Tharp says. "It's for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way."
Twyla Tharp is the choreographer and director of one of last season’s biggest hits, the Billy Joel musical Movin’ Out. Best known for her ballet company, Twyla Tharp Dance, the artist has created more than 125 dances since she began her award-winning career. She has choreographed five Hollywood movies, and her previous Broadway credits include When We Were Very Young, The Catherine Wheel and Singin’ in the Rain.
"The Creative Habit" has a list price of $25.