The Catherine Wheel: Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation

The Catherine Wheel: Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation (1982)


Seamlessly blending elements of movement and music, Twyla Tharp choreographs a rock 'n' roll dance spectacular, set to a score by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne. Adapted for television by Tharp from the original Broadway production, this memorable performance showcases the talents of dancers Sara Rudner, Jennifer Way, Tom Rawe, Katie Glasner, Raymond Kurshals, Shelly Washington, Christine Uchida and John Carrafa.

The Catherine Wheel: Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation Trailer

  • Sara Rudner

    as Leader
  • Jennifer Way

    as Mother
  • Tom Rawe

    as Father
  • Kate Glasner

    as Sister
  • Raymond Kurshals

    as Brother
  • Shelley Washington

    as Maid
  • Christine Uchida

    as Pet
  • John Carrafa

    as Poet
  • Richard Colton

    as Chorus
  • William Whitener

    as Chorus
  • John Malashock

    as Chorus
  • Mary Ann Kellogg

    as Chorus
  • Shelley Freydont

    as Chorus
  • Keith Young

    as Chorus
  • Barbara Hoom

    as Chorus
Sound David Byrne Music
Art Santo Loquasto Production Design
Production Alan Yentob Producer
Art Speed Hopkins Art Direction
Directing Twyla Tharp Director
Production Rhoda Grauer Executive Producer
Sound Richard Manton Sound Recordist
Crew Jill Marshall Post-Production Manager
Editing Dave King Editor
Sound Dean Humphreys Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Werner Sherer Hair Supervisor
Lighting Jennifer Tipton Lighting Design
Production Debbie Lepsinger Production Manager
Production Bob Marshland Coordinating Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lee Halls Makeup Artist
Production Doug Gray Production Supervisor
Visual Effects Dave Jervis Visual Effects
Lighting Gregory C. MacPherson Lighting Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Anna Marie Hollander Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up John S. Yullie Wardrobe Assistant