Works
 

Bach Duet

Description

Originally included in All About Eggs, The Bach Duet grounds the ethereal music of Bach's 78th Cantata in tangible action. The dance begins when one dancer spits on the floor, a common action for dancers looking to get more traction.

Photos

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  • Bach Duet
    Wright and Rinker perform in St. Paul in 1975. ©Tom Berthiaume
  • Wright and Rinker with musicians. ©Tom Rawe

Video

Wright and Rinker in the premiere performance.
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Music

Music Program:

Jesu, Der Du Meine Seele, Cantata, BWV 78  
Composed by J.S. Bach – 1724

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
September 5, 1974
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Premiere performance

Twyla Tharp Dance
Town Hall, New York, NY
April 9, 1975
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Works on this program: Sue's Leg, The Double Cross, Bach Duet

Twyla Tharp Dance
Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
June 22, 1975
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Additional performances on June 24 & 26-28, 1975
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, The One Hundreds (excerpt), Bach Duet, Ocean's Motion (premiere)

Twyla Tharp Dance
July 11, 1975
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Additional performance on July 12, 1975
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, The One Hundreds (excerpt), Bach Duet, Ocean's Motion

Twyla Tharp Dance
Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
September 10, 1975
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Works on this program: Sue's Leg, Bach Duet, The Rags Suite (premiere), Ocean's Motion

Twyla Tharp Dance
Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
September 13, 1975
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Additional performance on September 14, 1975
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, Bach Duet, The Rags Suite Ocean's Motion, The Fugue

Twyla Tharp Dance
San Antonio Ballet Society, San Antonio, TX
September 20, 1975
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Additional performance on September 21, 1975
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, Bach Duet, The Rags Suite, Ocean's Motion, The Fugue

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 5, 1976
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Additional performances on February 6 & 7, 1976
Works on this program: The Rags Suite, Bach Duet, The Fugue, Eight Jelly Rolls

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 12, 1976
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Additional performance on February 13, 1976
Works on this program: Eight Jelly Rolls, The Fugue, The Rags Suite, Bach Duet

Twyla Tharp Dance
March 27, 1976
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Additional performances on March 28, 31 & April 1-2, 1976
Works on this program: Give and Take, The Rags Suite, Bach Duet, Sue's Leg

Twyla Tharp Dance
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
September 4, 1976
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Additional performance on September 6, 1976
Works on this program: Give and Take, The Rags Suite, Sue's Leg, Bach Duet

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
September 6, 1976
Notes:

Additional performances on September 7 & 8, 1976
Works on this program: Country Dances, From Hither and Yon (premiere), The Fugue