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Title:
Keep it moving : lessons for the rest of your life
ISBN:
9781982101305
Edition:
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical Description:
178 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Terms and conditions -- The life we choose -- Your body is your job -- Make change your habit -- Kick into high gear -- Hope less, plan more -- The long haul -- Bounce back -- The swap -- Build a second act -- Stronger for the mending -- Shut up and dance.
Summary:
One of the world's leading artists-a living legend-and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets for harnessing vitality and finding purpose as you age. From insight to action, Keep It Moving is a guidebook for expanding one's possibilities over the course of a lifetime. --
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One of the world's leading artists--a living legend--and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets for harnessing vitality and finding purpose as you age. From insight to action, Keep It Moving is a guidebook for expanding one's possibilities over the course of a lifetime.

At seventy-seven, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she makes--but for her astounding regime of exercise and non-stop engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym each morning at daybreak, and utilizing that energy to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, writer, creator, and lecturer. This book grew out of the question she was asked most frequently: "How do you keep working?"

In Twyla's own words: "This book is a collection of what I've learned in the past fifty-five years: from the moment I committed to a life in dance up until today...it identifies a 'disease' and offers a cure. That disease, simply put, is our fear of time's passing and the resulting aging process. The remedy? This book in your hands."

Keep It Moving is a series of no-nonsense mediations on how to live with purpose as time passes. From the details of how she stays motivated to the stages of her evolving fitness routine, Tharp models how fulfillment depends not on fortune--but on attitude, possible for anyone willing to try and keep trying. Culling anecdotes from Twyla's life and the lives of other luminaries, each chapter is accompanied by a small exercise that will help anyone develop a more hopeful and energetic approach to the everyday.

Twyla will tell you what the beauty-fitness-wellness industry won't: chasing youth is a losing proposition. Instead, Keep It Moving focuses you on what's here and where you're going--the book for anyone who wishes to maintain their prime for life.


Author Notes

Modern dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp was born in Portland, Indiana. As a child, Tharp was an accomplished musician, dancer, and athlete. In the early 1960s, she went to New York City to study dance, and she performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1963 to 1965. Then, in 1965, she formed her own small company, focusing her efforts on choreographing severe modern-dance works. As both a dancer and a choreographer, Tharp is noted for her ability to create dance with a popular appeal without losing integrity or depth. Although her first works were rather somber and highly structured in style, her later works have often captured a more whimsical note. Eight Jelly Rolls (1971), for example, delighted audiences with its dancing set to the jazz piano music of "Jelly Roll" Morton. Other enormously popular works include Coupe (1973), a piece set to music by the Beach Boys, and Push Comes to Shove (1976), which was choreographed for the ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov. In addition to creating works for her own company, Tharp has created commissioned pieces for a number of other dance companies, for films, and for nondancers in such other entertainment fields as ice-skating and sports. These works include Bach Partita (1984), created for American Ballet Theatre, When We Were Very Young (1980) and The Catherine Wheel (1983), created for Broadway, and dance numbers created for the films Hair (1979) and White Knights (1985). (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

1 Terms and Conditionsp. 1
2 The Life We Choosep. 13
3 Your Body Is Your Jobp. 27
4 Make Change Your Habitp. 39
5 Kick into High Gearp. 57
6 Hope Less, Plan Morep. 73
7 The Long Haulp. 89
8 Bounce Backp. 103
9 The Swapp. 121
10 Build a Second Actp. 137
11 Stronger for the Mendingp. 153
12 Shut Up and Dancep. 167