The Collaborative Habit

The Collaborative Habit

Book - 2009
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In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been - and continues to be - one collaboration after another.

In this practical sequel to her bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her - and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn't a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2009.
ISBN: 9781416576501
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Aug 04, 2017

This book is a short, light, pleasant read. It provides helpful advice on collaborating with others, based on the work and life experience of the dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp, who has collaborated with many well-known dance companies and performers. It's not a dreary self-help book but instead conveys the author's experience via interesting and engaging stories about the people and organizations she has worked with. Recommended.


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