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Author:  Jennifer [ Thu Mar 30, 2000 9:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Shelly Washington

Can anyone tell me anything about Shelly Washington? I know she teaches Twyla Tharp's works to dance companies, but that's about it. If anyone has information about her professional career maybe you could share it with me.<P>Thanks, I'd appreciate the help.

Author:  grace [ Fri Mar 31, 2000 5:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Shelly Washington

she's the one who's shown in various videos teaching tharp's works, isn't she? rehearsal mistress or something like that?

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Mar 31, 2000 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Shelly Washington

Can't add too much, but she is still active as she was across in the UK last year staging Tharp's 'The Golden Section' by Rambert - a very snappy, euphoric work taken from the longer 'Catherine Wheel', with music by Tharp's sometime partner David Byrne. I liked it, but some find it too slight to be of interest.<P>She's down in the programme as Shelley Washington Whitman, by the way. In an earlier Rambert programme they might have had a biog for her. If I find it, I'll let you know. As far as I can tell there isn't a website for the Twyla Tharp Company.<p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited 03-31-2000).]

Author:  trina [ Mon Apr 03, 2000 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Shelly Washington

Shelley Washington was trained at Juilliard, danced briefly in the Graham Company (was married to Peter Sparling, former Graham dancer)and has danced with and has staged TT's work all over the world. She danced briefly with ABT; when twyla was resident choreographer (under Baryshnikov's reign at ABT), Twyla brought several of her own dancers folded into ABT.

Author:  Jennifer [ Tue Apr 04, 2000 2:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Shelly Washington

Shelley Washington..(not sure about the extension on her name) is in Melbourne (Australia) teaching the Aussie Ballet a Tharp ballet at present so I wanted to become familiar with who she is. I couldn't ask for much more information from you Trina, thanks for your wealth of knowledge. Thanks Grace and Stuart as well, I don't know where you find the time to be so astute with the web. I find it eats away at my time. I guess I have yet to master the art of fast-surfing Image

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