Twyla Tharp to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at Tribeca Film Festival
02 Apr 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Tony Award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the fourth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards April 26 in New York City as part of the Tribeca Film Festival's spring events.
Co-hosted by journalist Perri Peltz and festival co-founder Craig Hatkoff, the awards recognize the achievements of innovators, pioneers and game-changers in the fields of media, arts and entertainment.
Tharp, who has created the Broadway musicals Movin' Out, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Come Fly Away, will be honored "for her approach to choreography, with which she has created her own language and pushed the boundaries of our notions of movement and dance for the past 50 years," according to organizers.
The Disruptive Innovation Awards will take place at 11 AM at the NYU Stern School of Business. A luncheon will follow. The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 17-28.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.