Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 24, 2009 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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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.
  

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Easy to read, lots of good tips and exercises. - Goodreads
... but it all comes down to one premise... - Goodreads
Wonderful overview on Thyla's take on creativity. - Goodreads
A choreographer's insights into how creativity works. - Goodreads
Great practical advice on making creativity a habit. - Goodreads
The Creative Habit is a refreshing change of pace. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Jane George - Goodreads

ok had to read this book twice! The first time through I got half way and wanted to give up as it seemed too self-centred and her voice was just rubbing me up the wrong way. The book was giving me ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Johann - Goodreads

This book had a lot of great ideas and provided some good motivation for wanting to create something. You can tell the author is a dancer/choreographer by her many "dramatic" statements. What I wish ... Read full review

Contents

Rituals of Preparation
20
Your Creative DNA 84
34
Harness Your Memory
61
Before You Can Think out of the Box You Have to Start with a Box
88
Scratching
92
Accidents Will Happen
117
Spine
140
Skill
160
Ruts and Grooves 182
201
An A in Failure
210
The Long Run
236
Acknowledgments
245
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About the author (2009)

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, Paris Opera Ballet, London'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 lives and works in New York City.

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