Works
 

Armenia

Description

Armenia is a high-energy duet set to five works by Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet. The ballet is fast paced and rigorous, combining classical pointe technique and acrobatic partnering.

Photos

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  • Armenia
    Eames and Neshyba-Hodges in performance. ©Twyla Tharp
  • Armenia
    Neshyba-Hodges and Eames in performance. ©Twyla Tharp

Video

Whitney Simler and Neshyba-Hodges perform an early version in 2005.
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Music

Music Program:

"Ten Armenian Folk Songs and Dances"
By Komitas Vardapet

1. Habrban
2. Gakavig
3. Shoushiki
4. Al Ayloughs
5. Shoger Djon

 

Audio Sample: 

Habrban
By Komitas Vardapet

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
Richland High School Auditorium, Richland, WA
May 11, 2005
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(preview)

April 12, 2008
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(preview)

Twyla Tharp Dance
Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX
April 23, 2011
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Premiere performance