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Chapters And Verses

Description

Chapters And Verses is based on theatrical forms developed by the Federal Theatre Project during The Great Depression. Utilizing text, props and dance, the piece is a portrait of a group of teenagers growing up in a post-Vietnam, Walt Disney America. Chapters And Verses premiered after the filming of Hair was completed and is the precursor to Tharp's 1980 Broadway production, When We Were Very Young.

Photos

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  • Chapters and Verses
    Company dancers in performance. ©Johan Elbers
  • Chapters and Verses
    Ferro, Whitener, Uchida and Kurshals in performance. ©Twyla Tharp

Video

Brief excerpts of company dancers in dress rehearsal.
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Music

Music Program:

1. Pride of America
Composed by Edwin Franko Goldman
Date unknown

2. Ain't Got No Home
Written by Clarence Frogman Henry - 1956
Recorded by The Band
Released by Capitol Records – 1973

3. The Mickey Mouse Club Opening March
Composed by Jimmy Dodd
Published by Hal Leonard Corporation – 1955

4. Us Together
Written by John Simon and Twyla Tharp – 1979 

Audio Sample: 

Us Together
By John Simon and Twyla Tharp

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
February 2, 1979
Notes:

Works on this program: Chapters And Verses (premiere), 1903 (premiere), The Fugue, Sue's Leg

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 15, 1979
Notes:

Works on this program: Baker's Dozen (premiere), Three Dances from the film "Hair" (premiere), 1903, Chapters And Verses

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 17, 1979
Notes:

Additional performances on February 18 & 22-23, 1979
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, The Fugue, Three Dances from the film "Hair," Chapters And Verses