Creativity, motivation, and failing well … Twyla Tharp
Please note that this video has been removed by the user … at least this is the message you get when you click the play button – no idea why this has happened. You might enjoy some of her commentary, interviews and videos here instead. Thanks to @PrincessJuleski on Twitter for this pointer to the Academy of Achievement website.
Over the past few years, he has sent me off on small quests that have enriched my thinking on creativity. I learned of Steven Pressfield The War of Art from Merlin. Here is a video from the estimable American dancer Twyla Tharp. She knows what she’s talking about, and she says it well.
I am reminded also of Dan Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: the last career guide you’ll ever need. One of the rules Johnny has to learn is to ‘make excellent mistakes.’ Tharp understands this; it’s often the way of the creative.