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Cacklin' Hen

Description

Five men weave, flock and scatter around one woman in this short work. Duets intersperse the group sections that slip between unison and canon phrases.

Cacklin’ Hen, an excerpt from Happily Ever After, was toured in its premiere season by both The Joffrey Ballet and Tharp's company.

Photos

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  • Tharp company dancers Tom Rawe, Raymond Kurshals and Rose Marie Wright perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. ©Lois Greenfield
  • Tom Rawe (right) and Tharp company dancers in performance. ©Lois Greenfield
  • Anthony Ferro and William Whitener perform. ©Lois Greenfield

Video

Tharp company dancers in performance.
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Music

Music Program:

Cacklin' Hen and Rooster Too
By The Skillet Lickers
Arranged by Richard Peaslee

Performance History

Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL
February 4, 1977
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Premiere performance

Twyla Tharp Dance
May 13, 1977
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Additional performances on May 14 & 15, 1977
Works on this program: Country Dances, Cacklin' Hen, The One Hundreds, Sue's Leg

Twyla Tharp Dance
Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
July 25, 1977
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Twyla Tharp Dance
The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
February 3, 1979
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Works on this program: Baker's Dozen (preview), 1903, Country Dances, Cacklin' Hen, Eight Jelly Rolls

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 16, 1979
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Additional performances on February 16 & 24-25, 1979
Works on this program: Eight Jelly Rolls, Country Dances, Cacklin' Hen, 1903, Baker's Dozen