Works
 

Ballare

Description

Ballare is a classical ballet blanc set to Mozart’s “Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major.” The interplay of the two keyboards creates a sense of three-dimensionality in the music. 

The movement is refined and confident, clear but not easy. The choreography shifts with the changes in formation and recombination of the dancers. These adjustments happen in much the same way that Mozart shifts the emphasis in the sonata through the coordination of the two pianos.

Photos

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  • Whitener and Troy in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
  • Colton and Cheryl Jones in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
  • Santee and Foster in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation

Video

Company dancers in the final movement.
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Music

Music Program:

Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
Composed by W.A. Mozart - 1781

1. Allegro con spirito
2. Andante
3. Molto Allegro

Audio Sample: 

Molto Allegro
From "Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major
Composed by W.A. Mozart

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Murray Theatre at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
August 30, 1986
Notes:

Works on this program: Ballare (premiere), The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs

Twyla Tharp Dance
Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
September 19, 1986
Notes:

Additional performance on September 20, 1986
Works on this program: Ballare, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs

Twyla Tharp Dance
Teatro Español , Madrid, Spain
October 7, 1986
Notes:

Additional performances on October 9 & 11, 1986
Works on this program: Ballare, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs

Twyla Tharp Dance
Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy
October 22, 1986
Notes:

Additional performances on October 23-26, 1986
Works on this program: Ballare, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs

Twyla Tharp Dance
Grand Casino de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
November 10, 1986
Notes:

Works on this program: Ballare, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 11, 1987
Notes:

Additional performances on February 12, 17, 20-22 & 26, 1987
Works on this program: Ballare, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs

Twyla Tharp Dance
Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, OH
May 1, 1987
Notes:

Additional performance on May 2, 1987
Works on this program: Ballare, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs