Eleven Minute Abstract, Repertory 1965-70


For Eleven Minute Abstract Tharp excerpted existing repertory and assembled the sections into one event. Each excerpt was performed in its original costume.

The "party performance" also included works by Elaine Summers, James Waring, David Gordon, John Herbert McDowell, Judith Dunn, Rudy Perez, David Vaughan and Al Carmines.

Although repertory excerpts were included in the Atheneum performance of Dancing in the Streets, this was Tharp's first stand-alone compendium piece. 


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