Today in 1969, MEDLEY premiered at the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College. Here, Rose Marie Wright, Sara Rudner, and Graciela Figueroa perform. "To exist in a natural surround, we needed the appearance of spontaneity. So, I carefully plotted chaos." -Twyla Tharp, The Scrapbook Tape (1983)
ONCE MORE, FRANK, Twyla's first work set to the music of Frank Sinatra, premiered 42 years ago at an American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala. Below, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov in performance. Photo by Lois Greenfield.
"Nothing new has been added. Much has been forgotten. And it is all different again.” -text from THE BIX PIECES, Part Two, premiered April 14, 1972. Sara Rudner and Twyla Tharp, photographed by Tony Russell. #dance#performance#history#choreography#twylatharp