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Showcase of Works-in-Progress
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville
THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!
Catskill Mountain Foundation is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts, the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Samuel and Esther Doctorow Fund, the New York Council for the Humanities, Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, The Greene County Youth Bureau, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, All Souls' Church, Stewarts Shops, Windham Foundation, and by private donations.
Special thanks to The Royce Family Foundation and Charles B. and Natasha Slutzky for their support of our dance programs.
Twyla Tharp, legendary dancer and choreographer, and her ensemble of dancers are currently scheduled to take up residence at the Catskill Mountain Foundation in the summer of 2017 in preparation for The Joyce Theater Season in New York City.
Ms. Tharp and dancers plan to remount two works, THE FUGUE from 1970 and a new work DYLAN LOVE SONGS.
THE FUGUE is modeled on “The Musical Offering” by Johann Sebastian Bach, it consists of a twenty-count theme which is developed into twenty variations. The theme is modified through a number of reversals, inversions, retrogrades and repetitions, re-sequencing and rhythmic manipulations. Each of the three dancers represents a musical register: bass, alto, soprano. The only sound is the dancers’ footfalls on an amplified stage.
DYLAN LOVE SONGS is a quintet set to music by Bob Dylan. The piece was made right after Ms. Tharp’s Broadway show THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ (2006) also music by Dylan, but it was never premiered.
Twyla Tharp and her ensemble will also work on another new piece during the residency. These works-in progress will be performed in a showcase at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center on September 9.