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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

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One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird.

All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.

In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight.

Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...

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Creativity from a master…

Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s most creative minds, and one of its most respected choreographers. Here she lays out all her secrets on how to tap into the creativity within, whether or not you have any artistic inclinations.

Date de sortie24 mars 2009
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
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Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp, one of America’s greatest choreographers began her career in 1965, and has created more than 130 dances for her company as well as for the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, London’s Royal Ballet, Denmark’s Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She has won two Emmy Awards for television’s Baryshnikov by Tharp, and a Tony Award for the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1993 and was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997. She holds nineteen honorary degrees, most recently from Harvard University. She lives and works in New York City.

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  • Évaluation : 4 sur 5 étoiles
    Twyla Tharp, a well-known choreographer since the sixties, details out the creative process steps in great detail. She starts by detailing out the preparation steps, continues onto describing the creation and evolution processes, and ends with the final creative project/piece and the analyzation of feedback received from one's audience. She also discusses the learnings that can be taken from all experiences throughout the process, both positive and negative. Because choreography involves several different creative layers, talents, skills, and education - music, dance, physical fitness, teaching, etc.

    This book was well organized in a way that any creative professional or aspiring creative professional can see a bullet point list of the exact stages of creativity and pinpoint where his or her focus should be at different times. Many exercises are also given for each chapter to assist in nurturing these best practices and excelling at creative endeavors. This book is one that is good to keep on hand and refer back to for a refresher anytime you get in a "rut". Although I feel that she focuses a little more on choreography and dance than necessary, I still thoroughly enjoyed the book, even if I didn't really follow some of the concepts when referencing her profession. I also didn't find those parts of the book particularly helpful or enjoyable, but some of the content did provide supporting elements.

    I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with their creativity, desiring to become more of a creative person or starting a new creative endeavor, or a professional creative even just to go back and master some of the basic elements that may be skipped or breezed pass out of habit and repetitiveness. As a creative professional myself, I will be referencing this book often and using the exercises to expand my creative mind.
  • Évaluation : 2 sur 5 étoiles
    great for anyone who needs to create from scratch visually or compositionally but as a singer and actress I did not take as much away as I'd like. more on the use of our own findings in her excersizing to applying it to our art would be good.
  • Évaluation : 5 sur 5 étoiles
    I was looking for a book to guide me in my artistic endeavors; to provide insight into routine, sources of inspiration, breaking rules, and breaking through to new discoveries. This book gave me that and much more. And because Twyla Tharp speaks from a lifetime of experience, her words are meaningful and impacted me in unsought ways.
  • Évaluation : 3 sur 5 étoiles
    It focused way too much on the authors work and projects she had mastered. I would have enjoyed a little more information on creativity itself.