Works
 

In The Beginnings

Description

In The Beginnings was billed as a collaboration between Tharp, the dancers, Jeffrey Moss (composer / writer), Jennifer Tipton (lighting designer) and Marian Hailey (actress).  The theatrical elements came together to form an absurdist play. The loose-limbed, free-swinging choreography is accompanied alternately by music and monologues.  

Photos

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  • Hailey (in black) surrounded by dancers Garcia-Lorca, Wright, Rinker and Wiener during a perfromance ©Boyd Hagen

Video

Company dancers in a performance excerpt. 
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Music

Music Program:

Original score composed by Jeffrey Moss. 

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN
January 26, 1974
Notes:

Works on this program: In the Beginnings (premiere), The Fugue, Eight Jelly Rolls

Twyla Tharp Dance
May 12, 1977
Notes:

Additional performance on May 19, 1977
Works on this program:  The Hodge Podge (premiere), Mud (premiere), The Bix Pieces