American Masters

Twyla Tharp's Famous 'Eight Jelly Roll' Dance

Clip: 03/26/2021 | 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Choreographed by Twyla Tharp in 1971 'Eight Jelly Rolls' has become a canonical work in American dance history. The style exhibited in the performance combines elements from classical ballet, jazz, tap, athletics, hip-hop, and also includes music by Jelly Roll Morton.

Aired: 03/26/21

Rating: NR

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