American Masters

What's it like choreographing a dance for Zoom?

Clip: 03/26/2021 | 2m 3s  | Video has closed captioning.

Choreographer Twyla Tharp choreographed a new dance specifically for Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic while most people were advised to stay at home. Tharp, along with dancers Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo discovered an unexpected technical challenge in trying to communicate virtually that made this project even more difficult.

Aired: 03/26/21

Rating: NR

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